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Updated at 10:40 a.m. Monday, Aug. 6: Revised to include Demi Lovato's statement to her fans. 

Nearly two weeks after her apparent overdose, Demi Lovato spoke out for the first time on social media. 

The Dallas-raised musician wrote on Instagram on Sunday that she recognizes her struggle with addiction is "not something that disappears or fades with time." Lovato spent over a week hospitalized with nausea, vomiting and a high fever, according to reports. She said that she is grateful for her fans, family, team and hospital staff who helped her after her overdose on July 24. 

She added that her journey is far from over. 

"I now need time to heal and focus on my sobriety and road to recovery. 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," she wrote. 

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According to TMZ, Lovato checked in to a rehab facility this week. The outlet also reported that people around Demi are trying to separate her from toxic friends near her. 

Lovato previously was scheduled to appear on Fox game show Beat Shazam the same week when she overdosed. Fox sent out a statement at the time saying that "in light of recent reports, we have decided to replace the episode of Beat Shazam with another all-new episode." Terrell native Jamie Foxx is the host of the show in which teams of people compete to see who can beat the popular music app in identifying songs.

Fox released a clip of the show that it has since removed in which Demi Lovato's music is a category. Lovato walks out to the surprise of the contestants, rightly disrupting the proceedings. "Love you. Not only for your incredible voice, for your incredible music, but for what you stand for and everything you do. I'm touched," said Foxx, who also starred in her video for "Sorry Not Sorry."

The network continued the statement with "our thoughts go out to Demi and her family."

'I'm so sorry,' says Dallas-raised star Demi Lovato in new song 'Sober'

The 25-year-old musician has struggled with substance abuse and depression. Lovato has openly shared her obstacles with fans throughout her recovery. She had been sober for six years from alcohol, cocaine and OxyContin, according to TMZ.

She's currently on tour and was scheduled to perform in New Jersey this week. A song released in June titled "Sober" raised questions on the artist's sobriety.

"Momma, I'm so sorry I'm not sober anymore/And daddy please forgive me for the drinks spilled on the floor," her lyrics read.

She tweeted the song with a link saying, “My truth.”

Staff writers Dawn M. Burkes, Tiney Ricciardi and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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