It's been nearly two months since Demi Lovato was hospitalised for an apparant overdose. Now, her mother, Dianna de la Garza, appeared on Tuesday's episode of Newsmax TV and opened up about that tragic day.
"It's still a really difficult thing to talk about," she said. "I literally start to shake a little bit when I start to remember what happened that day."
De la Garza recalled getting bombarded with text messages from loved ones expressing their concern and well-wishes for the singer. She didn't know what was going on, though, until she got a call from Lovato's assistant.
"So, I was in shock. I didn't know what to say," she recalled. "It was just something that I never, ever expected to hear, as a parent, about any of my kids."
When she asked if Demi was ok, she was told the singer was conscious but not speaking.
"I knew at that point that we were in trouble," she said.
She needed to get to the hospital. "We got there as quickly as we could. Dallas and Madison and I jumped out of the car at the emergency room and ran into the emergency room to be by her side. 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.' And at that point she said back to me, 'I love you, too.'"
De la Garza credits her faith with helping her cope during this difficult time.
"From that point on, I never allowed myself to ever think that things weren't going to be OK," she continued. "I prayed, of course, all the way to the hospital, and my faith is strong. I think that was one of things that got me through the next couple of days when she was in critical condition. We just didn't know for two days if she was going to make it or not."
As for her daughter's current condition, de la Garza said the recording artist is "doing really well."
"She's happy. She's healthy. She's working on her sobriety, and she's getting the help she needs," she added. "That in itself encourages me about her future and about the future of our family."