Back in July, Demi Lovato had a drug overdose.
It was really a very scary time.
We still don’t know every single detail of what happened, but we do know that she was found unconscious in her home, and that she was rushed to the hospital where she spent several days recuperating.
At first, reports alleged that she’d overdosed on heroin, but other outlets insisted that wasn’t the case.
One woman, a nurse who claimed she treated Demi, insisted that her problem was methamphetamines.
We do know that she was given Narcan, a drug used to block the affects of opioids, when paramedics showed up at her home.
That, along with reports that track marks were seen on her arms at the hospital, makes it sound like she really could have been doing heroin.
When she left the hospital, she went straight to rehab, and she stayed there until November.
After that, she reportedly began dating a designer named Henry Levy — they were photographed kissing earlier this month.
A lot of people think that this relationship isn’t the best idea, since it’s often advised that addicts avoid new relationships in the early days of recovery.
Also because Henry is an addict himself, and word is that Demi even met him in rehab.
It’s just a sticky situation, and according to a report from last week, “she has not been keeping up with her recovery commitments and seems to be falling back into her dangerous old L.A. lifestyle” since getting with Henry.
It doesn’t sound good, right?
But last night, Demi herself hopped on Twitter to set the record straight.
And she’s obviously not happy about the things being said about her.
“I love my fans,” she began, “and hate tabloids. Don’t believe what you read.”
“People will literally make up stuff to sell a story. Sickening.”
She continued by saying that “If I feel like the world needs to know something, I will tell them MYSELF.”
“Otherwise people stop writing about my recovery, because it’s no one’s business but mine.”
“I am sober and grateful to be alive and taking care of ME,” she insisted.
Demi did say that “someday I’ll tell the world what exactly happened, why it happened and what my life is like today,” but she’s simply not ready to do that right now.
“Until I’m ready to share that with people please stop prying and making up sh-t that you know nothing about. I still need space and time to heal.”
She also wrote that the people selling these stories about her aren’t actually close to her at all, “because most of the sh-t I see is soooooo inaccurate.”
“I would love to set the record straight on all the rumors out there but I literally don’t owe anyone anything so I’m not going to,” she said.
“All my fans need to know is I’m working hard on myself, I’m happy and clean and I’m SO grateful for their support.”
She finished her rant by tweeting that she’s “so blessed I get to take this time to be with family, relax, work on my mind, body and soul and come back when I’m ready.”
“I have my fans to thank for that. I’m so grateful, truly. I love you guys so f-cking much.”
So … OK.
She’s absolutely right in that she doesn’t owe it to anyone to give the details on what happened with her relapse and her overdose.
It’s great that she feels comfortable taking a break to get herself back together, and she should stay out of the spotlight until she’s truly ready to come back.
But Twitter ranting is rarely the sign of a truly healthy, happy person, you know?
If Demi is really so happy — and we honestly hope she is — then we’d just hope that she wouldn’t feel the need to go off like this on social media.
Just live your life, girl, please.
Your fans will definitely stand by you, no matter what.