DEMI LOVATO issued her first statement since being hospitalized for an apparent overdose almost two weeks ago.
She admitted that addiction is something she, quote, "must continue to overcome and have not done yet." She also thanked her fans for their "positive thoughts and prayers" . . . and her family, friends, and medical staff for their support.
She added, quote, "I now need time to heal and focus on my sobriety and road to recovery. The love you have all shown me will never be forgotten and I look forward to the day where I can say I came out on the other side.
"I will keep fighting."