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Demi Lovato's sister has given us an optimistic update on her recovery

An adorable tribute.

03 Oct 2018

After a rollercoaster of a month for Demi Lovato, her fans, and her family, she's back on the road to recovery at a rehabilitation facility.

And now, Demi's younger sister, Madison De La Garza, has given us an update on her recovery and an insight into how the family are coping with everything.

In an interview on the YouTube show Millennial Hollywood, Madison said that Demi is "doing well."

She said: "She’s working really hard on her sobriety and we’re all so incredibly proud of her. It’s been crazy for our family. It’s been a lot. But we’ve been through a lot together... I mean, if you read my mom’s book you would know.

"Every time we go through something, we always come out on the other side a hundred times stronger than before, and so we’ve just been um we’ve been so thankful for everything. For the little things."

We love her positive outlook on life and wish Demi a speedy recovery.

She also led celebratory tributes to Demi on her 26th birthday.

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In a super-sweet Instagram post featuring a photo of the sisters as children, she wrote:

"Today could have been one of the worst days of my life, but instead I get to spend it thanking God, the incredible doctors, demi's team, and everyone across the world who offered their support - without all of these people I wouldn't have my big sister anymore.

"I've been thinking about how I wish that everyone could see the silly little things that she does, like how her nostrils move when she says certain words and when she brushes my hair behind my ear when I'm trying to sleep, because those are the things I'm thankful for today," she continued.

"They seem so small, but those little things make up my sister - not a singer, not a celebrity, and definitely not what she's been described as in the media - she's a daughter, a friend, and my big sister... and I am so, so thankful that I can tell her happy birthday. #happybirthdaydemi"

Seriously adorable.

Her mother, Dianna De La Garza, also recently spoke about the incident for the first time on Newsmax TV .

She said: "I literally start to shake a little bit when I start to remember what happened that day.

"We got there as quickly as we could. Dallas and Madison and I jumped out of the car at the emergency room and ran into the emergency room to be by her side.

"She just didn't look good, at all. She was in bad shape. But I said to her, 'Demi, I'm here. I love you'. And at that point she said back to me, 'I love you, too'."

She also said that Demi is doing well, adding: "She's happy. She's healthy. She's working on her sobriety, and she's getting the help she needs. That in itself encourages me about her future and about the future of our family."

Demi Lovato was admitted to hospital after an overdose in late July.

The singer, who has openly discussed her battle with drugs, was taken from her home in the Hollywood Hills to a medical facility, and she is now recovering and seeking professional treatment at a rehab facility.

A source told :

"She will be in rehab for several months and is doing an extensive program to ensure she gets the help she needs."

"Demi is doing much better", they continued, "She has become more open and is happy she is getting the help she needs [and is beginning to] grasp the severity of what happened and that she almost died."

The singer recently released her first defiant statement on the topic.

Taking to Instagram, the star delved into addiction and how she is yet to overcome her illness. She also thanked God and her fans for helping her navigate this 'difficult' time, noting that she needed to 'heal and focus' and looks forward to coming out on the other side.

She signed off the post by telling her fans that she will 'keep fighting'.

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We wish her all the best with her treatment and recovery. Stay strong, Demi!

Shortly after she was admitted, Demi's backup dancers and close friends broke her silence on the star's hospitalisation.

Taking to Instagram, Dani Vitale revealed she's with Demi in hospital right now and told people "there is no need for negativity."

In a lengthy post, she explained: "I was not with Demi when the incident happened, but I am with her now, and will continue to be because she means the world to me just as she does to all of you."

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Prior to that, her team released a statement to confirm she was in hospital.

A spokesperson for the star told NBCNews: "Demi is awake and with her family who want to express thanks to everyone for the love, prayers and support. Some of the information being reported is incorrect and they respectfully ask for privacy.”

TMZ originally reported that Demi had been hospitalised due to a suspected heroin overdose, something they have now recalled.

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Ariana Grande and Lily Allen, along with plenty of other stars, took to Twitter to send their love to the star...

i love u

— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande)

Poor beautiful spirit I hope she’s ok, and that she makes a full recovery soon.

— LILY ALLEN (@lilyallen)

I love so much. It breaks my heart that she is going through this. She is a light in this world, and I am sending my love to her and her family.

— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow)

praying for and her health. When I was 14, she was an idol to me in how she spoke so openly about mental health. And now she continues to inspire thousands of young men and women with her body positivity messages. Addiction and mental illness doesn’t discriminate. 💔

— Lili Reinhart (@lilireinhart)
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The news comes after Demi last month revealed she'd relapsed after being sober for six years.

Over the years, Demi has made no secret of her struggle with eating disorders and addiction – the star has openly discussed checking into rehab in 2010 for drugs, self-harming and bulimia.

She also released Simply Complicated, which premiered on YouTube on Tuesday. The documentary was filmed over the course of seven months and gave fans an honest, emotional look at Demi’s personal life and her journey to sobriety, featuring interviews with Demi, her managers John Taylor and Phil McIntyre and even close friend Nick Jonas.

In the documentary, Demi acknowledges that her recovery is a journey, opening up about her relapses in the past. She admits to still struggling with drug addiction while filming her first documentary, 2012’s Stay Strong, and says she relapsed for the first time in three years with bulimia after breaking up with boyfriend of six years, Wilmer Valderrama, in 2016.

We see Demi discuss not being the ‘perfect’ poster girl for sobriety but also realising that her honesty can inspire and help others.

“The last decade has taught me a lifetime of lessons,” she said. “I’ve learnt that secrets make you sick. I’m learning how to be a voice and not a victim. I’ve learnt sex is natural. I’ve learnt that love is necessary, heartbreak is unavoidable and loneliness is brutal. I've learnt that the key to being happy is to tell your truth and be OK without all the answers.”

GLAMOUR has reached out to Demi's rep and will keep you updated when we know more.