Demi Lovato Breaks Instagram Hiatus to Post Voting Photo, Her First Picture Since Overdosing

Demi Lovato took to Instagram for the first time since her overdose. The star advised her followers to vote, showing that she cast her own ballot in the 2018 midterm elections.

“I am so grateful to be home in time to vote! One vote can make a difference, so make sure your voice is heard!” she wrote. “now go out and #VOTE!!!!”

Within minutes of being live, the post was like more than 1 million times by her 70.4 million followers. Before that, the last time Lovato posted on Instagram was to show off her new blonde hair on July 23. She has since dyed her locks back to their original brunette hue.

She was spotted out for the first time on Friday, getting dinner with her friend in Beverly Hills. It’s unclear if she’s completed her rehab stay. She entered a treatment facility in July after she was found unresponsive in her home. She was revived with Narcan and rushed to Cedars Sinai hospital. After being treated in the hospital for 10 days, she sought treatment for her drug addiction, which is something she has openly struggled about.

Screen Shot 2018-11-06 at 4 Demi Lovato, pictured January 27, 2018 in Torrance, California, posted her first photo to Instagram since her overdose in July. She advised her fans to go out and vote. JB Lacroix/Getty Images

“I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction,” she said in a letter to her fans. “What I’ve learned is that this illness is not something disappears or fades with time. It is something I must continue to overcome and have not done yet.”

She asked for her privacy. “The letter asked for space as the pop singer recovers. “I now need time to heal and focus on my sobriety and road to recovery,” the statement said. “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. I will keep fighting.”

According to her mother, Dianna De La Garza, Lovato has been sober for at least 90 days. “She has 90 days and I couldn’t be more thankful or more proud of her because addiction being a disease, it’s work,” she told USA Today. “It's very hard, it's not easy, and there are no shortcuts.”

Weeks before her overdose, Lovato revealed she had relapsed with her song “Sober.” “Mama I’m so sorry I’m not sober anymore, and daddy please forgive me for the drinks spilled on the floor,” she sings. “For those who never left me, we’ve been down this road before and I’m sorry.”

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