Demi Lovato’s backing dancer, Dani Vitale, has addressed the star’s fans in a short statement posted on Instagram, reminding them there is “no need for any negativity towards the ones who care about” the star.
The ‘Cool For The Summer’ singer was hospitalised after a suspected drug overdose last week and while many fans and celebrities have shared support for the star, negative comments have also been posted online.
Dani, who is also one of Demi’s closest friends, used Instagram to tell her followers that she “was not with Demi when the incident happened”, adding: “Like all of you, I have nothing but love in my heart for her.”
“There is no need for any negativity towards the ones who care about Demi,” she continued. “I care about Demi just like all of you do. I have not said anything about this situation until now because her recovery has been of the most importance.
“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.
“Like all of you, I have nothing but love in my heart for her. There is no need for negativity towards the ones who care about Demi at this time. There is too much of it in this world as it is.
“I know you’re all feeling lost without her at this moment in time. Remember that you have always been a community of Lovatics who LOVE.
“Please remember that when you take out our phones and start typing. Remember that we love her more than we can ever put into words. Please continue to send her love during recovery.”
Dani’s post came as sources claimed Demi remains at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles. According to TMZ, she is still receiving medical care after “complications” but is expected to make a full recovery.
Demi’s suspected overdose came a month after she revealed she’d relapsed after six years of sober living, in a heartbreaking ballad titled ‘Sober’.
“Momma, I’m so sorry I’m not sober anymore / Daddy, please forgive me for the drinks spilled on the floor,” she sings in the song’s chorus. “To the ones who never left me, we’ve been down this road before.”
When she was rushed to hospital, numerous famous faces shared their support online and Ariana Grande’s mother, Joan, posted an emotional open letter.
In it, she thanked Demi for helping her son, Frankie, with his sobriety, adding: “She has always been so supportive of Ariana as well, sharing her experiences with the fame and celebrity and notoriety of growing up in a very public space…women supporting women, what a fabulous idea! Yes, it can happen and does!”