Demi Lovato Backup Dancer Says It Wasn't Me

7/30/2018 6:42 AM PDT

Demi Lovato's Backup Dancer Defends Herself after Overdose Criticism

The backup dancer who has been attacked online for allegedly bearing some responsibility in Demi Lovato's overdose says she had nothing to do with it. 

Dani Vitale posted her denial after some of Demi's fans claimed she was a bad influence on the singer and bore responsibility for the 911 emergency last week.

Dani said, "I was not with Demi when the incident happened, but I am with her now, and will continue to be because she means the world to me just as she does to all of you."

TMZ broke the story ... Demi was with Dani hours before the overdose at the Saddle Ranch restaurant/bar on the sunset strip celebrating the dancer's birthday.

Dani went on to say that Lovato's fans have been a community of love, adding, "Please remember that when you take out your phones and start typing."

After the birthday party Demi went home where she overdosed and had to be revived with Narcan.