Demi Lovato has been pictured for the first time after suffering a near-fatal overdose over the summer.
In an image obtained by TMZ, the singer was seen chatting with a woman while drinking a cup of coffee nearby her rehab facility.
Demi wore a black hat, green jacket, and skinny jeans as she enjoyed some fresh air.
The actress looked happy as she chatted with the woman, who was walking her dog.
It was revealed in late July that Demi suffered her near-fatal overdose after smoking Oxycodone possibly laced with fentanyl.
Demi was said to have been revived with Narcan before being rushed to hospital, where she remained for two weeks as she recovered.
Hot on the heels of her hospitalisation and subsequent release, Demi cancelled her tour and entered a rehabilitation centre in Chicago in a bid to seek further treatment.
TMZ reported last week that Demi had transferred from an East Coast rehab center to another facility that is ‘world-renowned for its addiction programs.’
Demi had been at that rehab for over a month, and had been visited several times by her ex boyfriend, Wilmer Valderrama, according to TMZ.
TMZ reported that Wilmer, 38, who split from Demi after six years together in 2016, ‘put his life on hold’ to be by her side.
Showing his support: Demi had been at that rehab for over a month, and had been visited several times by her ex boyfriend, Wilmer Valderrama, according to TMZ (pictured February 2016)
Local residents revealed they had seen Demi and Wilmer at a Starbucks where they acted liked ‘boyfriend and girlfriend.’
Demi’s mother Dianna De La Garza recently broke her silence for the first time since the singer’s overdose.
Speaking to Newsmax TV, her mother said: ‘We just didn’t know for two days if she was going to make it or not. I was very concerned, and I was trying to be strong for her and for her sisters and for my family back home’.
‘I was trying to be strong’: Demi’s mother Dianna De La Garza recently broke her silence for the first time since the singer’s overdose (pictured March 2018)
Clearly traumatised by the situation, Dianna said: ‘I just feel like the reason she’s alive today is because of the millions of prayers that went up that day… I couldn’t have asked for a better team of people to save her life.’
She went on: ‘We ran into the emergency room to be by her side, and 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’…
‘At that point, she said back to me, “I love you too.” From that point on, I never allowed myself to ever think that things weren’t going to be OK.’
SOURCE: Daily Mail – Christine Rendon