Demi Lovato’s sister is thankful the star is alive following her terrifying drug overdose.
Madison De La Garza, 16, posted a heartfelt tribute to older sister Lovato on Monday as the singer celebrates her 26th birthday.
“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,” De La Garza said via Instagram.
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De La Garza, Lovato’s half-sister who is known for her role as Eva Longoria’s daughter on “Desperate Housewives,” continued, writing: “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. 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.”
She released a statement about her addiction after landing in the hospital for several days, saying on Instagram: “I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction. What I’ve learned is that this illness is not something that disappears or fades with time. It is something I must continue to overcome and have not done yet.”