On Tuesday, Demi Lovato was rushed to an L.A. hospital after a reported overdose. She was found unresponsive in her Hollywood Hills home and both the Los Angeles Police and Fire Department responded to the medical emergency. The singer is now with her family and in “stable” condition, according to one source.
Based on the audio recording of the emergency call, it appears that the medication, Narcan, was used to revive Lovato. This has led to speculations that the singer’s overdose is related to heroin.
However, sources have denied this assumption.
While this emergency comes as a shock to her fans and followers, there are some who say there were signs that Lovato had been struggling for some time.
The singer has struggled with addiction and mental illness, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and bulimia for years.
And even though she had been sober for six years, she admitted a year ago that she had suffered a relapse via her song, “Sober.”
One source said, “Things have been a total mess for months. She and her team severed ties, and they played a large part in getting her sober years ago. She hasn’t been in a good place.”
On top of this, another source shared, “You could tell when Demi was doing well with her sobriety because she wasn’t hanging out at clubs.”
Her family has released the following statement following the overdose, “Demi is awake and with her family who want to express thanks to everyone for the love, prayers and support…Some of the information being reported is incorrect and they respectfully ask for privacy and not speculation as her health and recovery is the most important thing right now.”
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