Demi Lovato has made a public statement on her near-fatal overdose almost two weeks ago, saying she hasn't beaten her addiction, and now wants to focus on sobriety.
The "Sorry Not Sorry" singer posted an open letter on social media Sunday saying ... "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."
She goes on to thank God for keeping her alive through the ordeal, her fans for their love and support, and the staff at Cedars-Sinai for working diligently to nurse her back to relative health.
She finishes by saying ... "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."
Demi was rushed to the hospital late last month after suffering an overdose at her Hollywood Hills home. She was revived with Narcan, but did not disclose which drug she'd been using. She has since agreed to enter rehab.