Demi Lovato is “awake and responsive” after being hospitalized for an alleged drug overdose Tuesday, a source told Entertainment Tonight.
The 25-year-old singer is also “stable,” the insider dished.
Authorities responded to a medical need call for a 25-year-old patient just before 11:30 a.m. yesterday, and while they refused to identify the patient, other sources told the gossip site that it was, indeed, Demi. A dispatch call later obtained by Entertainment Tonight revealed that the pop star was unconscious when paramedics arrived at her Hollywood Hills, California, home.
It’s unclear which drug Demi allegedly overdosed on, but TMZ reported that paramedics gave her Narcan, an emergency medicine used to treat narcotic overdoses. From there, the singer was taken to a hospital, where she’s currently being treated.
The former Disney Channel star’s rep released a statement about her condition later Tuesday: “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 has battled addiction, mental illness, and an eating disorder for many years. She celebrated six years of sobriety in March but relapsed just a few months later.
Entertainment Tonight’s source claimed the singer’s friends and family have watched her struggle in recent months, adding that she’s been “depressed, has anxiety and is always late.”
“Slowly people she cared about started to drift away from her, because it was an unhealthy situation to be around,” the anonymous informant explained. “People stopped wanting to work with her, and she pushed away people who actually had her best interest in mind… She’s just not in a good place.”
Demi released a single about her relapse, “Sober,” on June 21.
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