Demi Lovato Awake in Hospital After Apparent Overdose

Demi Lovato Awake in Hospital After Apparent Overdose
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Demi Lovato is awake and recovering with her family after being rushed to a Los Angeles hospital over an apparent overdose, according to a statement from the singer’s rep.

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 on Tuesday evening. “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.”

Law enforcement sources told TMZ that Lovato overdosed on Tuesday morning at her home in Los Angeles and was treated with Narcan, a medication used to rapidly reverse opioid and drug overdoses. A source close to Lovato denies heroin was involved, which TMZ had initially reported.

The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed to People they had responded to a medical emergency at the 8000 block of Laurel View Drive in the Hollywood Hills, where Lovato’s home is located.

Demi Lovato Awake in Hospital After Apparent Overdose
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The 25-year-old “Sorry Not Sorry” singer has fought substance abuse for years. Lovato admitted she had relapsed in a new song released in June, just months after celebrating six years of sobriety.

“Mama, I’m so sorry I’m not sober anymore/ And daddy please forgive me for the drinks spilled on the floor,” Lovato sings in her recent single “Sober”. “To the ones who never left me, we’ve been down this road before/ I’m so sorry/ I’m not sober anymore.”