Just over a week ago, singer Demi Lovato was hospitalized in Los Angeles for a suspected overdose.

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On Sunday, the singer took to Instagram to break her silence about the incident, posting this message to her followers:

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Noting that she has “always been transparent” about her history of addiction, Lovato wrote: “What I’ve learned is that this illness is not something that disappears or fades with time. It is something I must continue to overcome and have not done yet.”

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She thanked God for “keeping [her] alive and well,” as well as her fans, family, friends, and the staff at LA’s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

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“I now need time to heal and focus on my sobriety and road to recovery,” she added. “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.”

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Immediately, fans and celebrities flooded the comments with messages of love and support for the singer.

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