Vitale took to Instagram Sunday night (July 29) to issue a lengthy statement, asking fans to stop the “negativity” toward people close to the singer.
“I care about Demi just like all of you do. I have not said anything about this situation until now because her recovery has been of the most importance,” Vitale wrote.
“Like all of you, I have nothing but love in my heart for her. There is no need for any negativity towards the one who care about Demi at this time. There is too much of it in this world as it is,” she added.
Vitale continued, “Remember that you always have a community of Lovatics who LOVE. Please remember that when you take out your phones and start typing. Remember that we all love her more than we can ever put into words. Please continue send her love during her recovery.”