Demi Lovato's Friends Break Their Silence on Her Overdose

Dani Vitale and Matthew Scott Montgomery update fans on the singer's condition
By Zach Johnson Jul 30, 2018 12:30 PMTags
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One of Lovato's best friends, Dead Boys actor Matthew Scott Montgomery, also broke his silence on Lovato's relapse via Instagram Stories Sunday. "It's been an incredibly difficult few days, and this year has easily been the hardest I've ever experienced," he wrote. "I couldn't figure out what felt weirder—posting or not posting about this." With Lovato in the hospital, he added, "I will miss hearing my best friend's laugh, maybe my favorite sound in the world, in the audience for these final shows as she continues to recover." Montgomery dedicated his final shows to Lovato, thanking his followers for their "love and support during this very hard time."

Sirah, a rapper and member of Lovato's inner circle, said on Instagram Stories that the criticism she's faced in light of her "grandma, sister and BFF's" hospitalization is "wildly unnecessary." She continued, "I hope everyone will focus their energy into more productive things because God knows we need good energy being put forth into the world during a time like this. If I return back to the internet in the next few days as I try to continue on with my life, I hope that you guys will be able to understand that no matter what has happened this week it is important for me to live my life so I don't also end up in the hospital [with] a mental breakdown."


Yesterday, a source told E! News Lovato is "getting better" after her overdose, thanks in larger part to the support she's been receiving from her family and ex-boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama.

Before her apparent overdose, Lovato and her friends had been partying hard, sources told E! News last week. "This is obviously a huge wake-up call," a source said after her hospitalization, adding, "Her family has been by her side supporting her and is getting her the help she needs."