Yesterday, Demi Lovato was taken to a Los Angeles hospital after suffering from an apparent overdose. TMZ first reported the pop star had overdosed on heroin, but a new report reveals that is not the case, though sources close to the singer won’t disclose what drug she was using at the time of the incident.
Lovato was found in her home unconscious and given Narcan, used to treat narcotics overdoses, before being rushed to the hospital on Tuesday. According to People and Variety sources, she is in "stable" condition and has been joined by her family. She's still currently recovering in the hospital.
“Demi is awake and with her family who want to express thanks to everyone for the love, prayers, and support,” Lovato’s rep told Variety yesterday in a statement. “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.”
The singer has been open about her long struggle with substance abuse, including cocaine and Oxycontin addictions, but had been clean for six years. Back in June, the 25-year-old released a single called "Sober," where she disclosed her relapse.
"Mama, I’m so sorry I’m not sober anymore/And daddy please forgive me for the drinks spilled on the floor," she sings over somber piano. "And I’m sorry for the fans I lost who watched me fall again/I wanna be a role model, but I’m only human." Lovato finished the song by pledging to get help: "I’m sorry that I’m here again/I promise I’ll get help/It wasn’t my intention/I’m sorry to myself."
Because of the incident, several of Lovato’s forthcoming shows have been canceled.
The singer has received an outpouring of support from other celebrities including Ariana Grande, Kehlani, Missy Elliot, and more.