Demi Lovato hospitalised for suspected heroin overdose, condition “okay and stable”
American singer Demi Lovato has been rushed to hospital after paramedics found her unconscious in her Hollywood home.
TMZ is reporting that the police told them the 25-year-old was taken to a hospital in LA for a suspected heroin overdose just before noon on Tuesday (July 24).
Sources have told People that Lovato is “okay and stable” following the overdose.
The overdose took place in her residence and she was treated with Narcan – a medication administered for opioid emergencies.
She was set to appear on Fox’s Beat Shazam on the night of the overdose, however the network announced that they would air a different episode.
“In light of recent reports, we have decided to replace the episode of Beat Shazam with another all-new episode. Our thoughts go out to Demi and her family,” Fox Broadcasting Company said in a statement.
The singer has struggled with substance abuse for some years. She recently released a song, Sober, which reveals that she relapsed in March following six years of sobriety.
In the song, Lovato sings: “Momma, I’m so sorry, I’m not sober anymore / Daddy, please forgive me for the spilled drinks on the floor / The ones who never left me, we’ve been down this road before / I’m so sorry, I’m not sober anymore.”
In Billboard’s March 2018 cover story, Lovato revealed that she attended an AA meeting after the 2016 Met Gala as the “uncomfortable” environment made her want to drink.
“I changed my clothes, but I still had my diamonds on – millions of dollars of diamonds on in an AA meeting,” she said.
“And I related more to the homeless people in that meeting who struggled with the same struggles that I deal with than the people at the Met Gala – fake.”