Demi lovato hospitalized after reported overdose [updated]
UPDATE (7/24/18, 10:05 p.m. ET): Demi Lovato is “awake and with her family,” according to a statement provided to The Hollywood Reporter. The singer’s rep said, “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.”
Demi Lovato was rushed to an L.A. hospital after an apparent overdose on Tuesday afternoon (July 24). TMZ reports that the 25-year-old pop star was found unconscious in her Hollywood Hills home. A source told People that Lovato’s condition is currently “stable.”
In June, Lovato released a surprise track called “Sober,” in which she addressed the trials of getting clean from drugs and alcohol, suggesting that she had relapsed. “Mama, I’m so sorry I’m not sober anymore / And daddy please forgive me for the drinks spilled on the floor,” she sings. “I’m sorry for the fans I lost who watched me fall again / I wanna be a role model, but I’m only human.”
The heartbreaking ballad, and its accompanying video, were characterized by the kind of transparency and raw emotion that have come to mark Lovato’s career. For years, she has openly spoken about her battles with addiction, mental illness, and disordered eating, most memorably in her 2017 documentary, Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated.
In March — just three months before releasing “Sober” — Lovato revealed that she had celebrated six years of sobriety.
As news of Lovato’s reported hospitalization spread, her peers throughout the entertainment industry took to social media to share their support.
i love u @ddlovato
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) July 24, 2018
I love @DDLovato so much. It breaks my heart that she is going through this. She is a light in this world, and I am sending my love to her and her family.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) July 24, 2018
We love you Demi Lovato ❤️❤️
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) July 24, 2018
you’re in my thoughts @ddlovato, sending you love ❤️
— camila (@Camila_Cabello) July 24, 2018
Sending all my love to @ddlovato. I hope she is given the privacy, respect, support and compassion she deserves right now. Demi you’re a warrior and you’re going to get through this. Your bravery is unbeatable.
— h (@halsey) July 24, 2018
We should all wrap our arms of love around Demi Lovato. I am so happy you’re alive. Thank God. If I know my monsters as well as I believe I do, we all wish you self-compassion and inner peace. And may you receive the love so many have for you. #ImConfidentInDemi Demi, I love you.
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) July 25, 2018
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