Demi Lovato Hospitalised For Reported Overdose
Singer Demi Lovato has reportedly been hospitalised after suffering a suspected substance overdose on Tuesday.
The pop star, who was clean for six years before confessing she had suffered a relapse in her new song Sober last month, was admitted to a medical facility in Los Angeles from a home in the Hollywood Hills around noon local time, according to TMZ sources.
Since being hospitalised, the singer has responded to treatement.
“Demi is awake and with her family who want to express thanks to everyone for the love, prayers and support,” Lovato’s rep has said in a statement to Us Weekly. “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.”
It's been reported that pharmacitical drug, Narcan, was used to revive the singer. Accoring to Us, the drug was kept on hand by her friends "in case something like this happened."
"Her friends knew this was coming because she’s been using so much again," the source added. "They were up all night partying the night before at her house... Luckily, the Narcan worked and she will recover."
LAPD On The Scene
Of the incident, Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officials have confirmed they responded to a call in the area, but did not mention the 25-year-old star by name.
"LAPD and LAFD (Los Angeles Fire Department) responded to a medical emergency at the 8000 block of Laurel View Dr. at 11.40 am," reads an LAPD statement issued to People.com.
A Los Angeles Fire Department spokesperson also revealed first responders had "transported a 25-year-old female patient to a local hospital".
Representatives for the musician have yet to comment on the reports.
Demi has been open about her struggles with substance abuse for years, revealing some of her darkest days occurred when she was a teenage drug addict and alcohol abuser.
History Of Substance Abuse
The Heart Attack hitmaker entered a treatment facility in 2011 for help with bipolar disorder, bulimia, self-harming, and addiction, but she relapsed after she left the centre, entering a sober living facility for a year to get back on the wagon.
Demi's alleged overdose occurs just over two weeks after grabbing headlines over bad blood between herself and former sober coach Mike Bayer, with the star sharing a cryptic post on Twitter seemingly bashing her former guidance counsellor after he shared an Instagram Story video post about his "biggest pet peeve" with celebrity clients.
"I worked in entertainment for many years being a life coach for a lot of different pop stars and actors, and my biggest pet peeve is when they use excuses because they call themselves artists," he said in the clip. "I think if somebody uses it as an excuse to be late, or insincere, or rude, or unapologetic, that's not being an artist, that's being a jerk. And you shouldn't stand for that."
Demi appeared to respond to his complaint on Twitter by writing, "Good luck with your blog," sparking speculation of a rift between the two.
However, Demi has rapper Iggy Azalea firmly in her corner - the Work hitmaker recently revealed she will support her friend through thick and thin shortly after the release of Sober.
"Waking up listening to @ddlovato's sober. I'm proud of you for having the guts to reveal your truth to the world again. NOT. EASY (sic)," Iggy tweeted at the time. "I'm here for you friend! (you know this). I'll pray you'll choose recovery again. All of us who love you only want to see you happy and healthy."
The lyrics to Sober read, "Mama, I’m so sorry I’m not sober anymore / And Daddy, please forgive me for the drinks spilled on the floor / To the ones who never left me / We’ve been down this road before / I’m so sorry, I’m not sober anymore. … I wanna be a role model / But I’m only human."