Demi Lovato Says She Is “Getting Better” From Drug Overdose After Visits From Ex Wilmer Valderrama
Demi Lovato may have scared many fans last week after being hospitalized for a reported drug overdose, but she now claims to be “getting better,” partly thanks to several visits from ex-boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama.
The 25-year-old singer and 38-year-old actor, who dated from 2010 to 2016, have reportedly stayed fairly close since splitting. According to TMZ, Valderrama stayed with Lovato “for about 5 hours” during one of the visits to the hospital in Los Angeles. Lovato, a former Disney Channel star, has a documented history of substance abuse, and after she and Valderrama broke up, the couple said in a shared Instagram post how much they cared for each other and promised to continue supporting one another.
Lovato had been sober for several years up until last week’s overdose. The singer has enjoyed great success over the last few years.
Dani Vitale, one of Lovato’s friends and backup dancers, also took to Instagram on Sunday to call for an end to “negativity” from fans online who were speculating about the singer’s health condition and what drove her to relapse. According to CNN, Vitale has been criticized by many fans on social media who have accused her of being a “bad influence” on Lovato.
“I care about Demi just like all of you do,” Vitale wrote on Instagram. “I have not said anything about this situation until now because her recovery has been of the most importance.”
She continued: “There is no need for any negativity towards the ones who care about Demi at this time. There is too much of it in this world as it is.”