Legendary lawyer, Robert Shapiro, shared his thoughts on Demi Lovato following the overdose that led to her entering rehab earlier in the summer.
During a chat with reporters from Us Weekly at the Brent Shapiro Foundation in Beverly Hills, Rob reflected on the death of his son, Brent, who passed away due to a drug overdose in 2005.
Brent’s tragic passing led Robert to create the foundation that he made today, which he established to help those in need of therapy. The 76-year-old spoke of Demi, adding that he was “so very proud of her for recognizing that she needed treatment because this is a disease that isn’t curable.”
On the 5th of September, the lawyer said that the illness is “treatable,” but unfortunately, there isn’t a cure. As it was previously reported, Demi was discovered in her home unconscious after overdosing on drugs.
Now, she’s undergoing aggressive treatment for substance abuse issues and mental health. The famed attorney-at-law explained that he had just communicated with her the other day, and she continues to go through therapy.
Other stars to pay tribute to Demi included Wilmer Valderrama, the That 70’s Show alum, who spent a couple days by her bedside.
According to the lawyer, kids at Brent’s Club – the foundation he created in the name of his deceased son – sent Demi a bunch of get-well-soon cards to help her get through this difficult time. The singer was “touched” by all the gifts she received.
As fans of the singer know, Demi went into rehab after suffering a drug overdose, sadly, just a few months before Mac Miller died due to drug over-intoxication. The ex-boyfriend of Ariana Grande, died at the young age of 26-years-old and the hip-hop community and popular music scene have been paying tributes ever since Friday.