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Demi Lovato Rushed To Hospital Following Apparent Overdose

Written by Tom Williams on July 25, 2018

CONTENT WARNING: The following article discusses substance abuse and self-harm.

UPDATE: Demi Lovato Issues First Public Statement Since Apparent Overdose

ORIGINAL STORY: Singer-songwriter Demi Lovato has been rushed to hospital in Los Angeles, after suffering an apparent overdose.

PEOPLE reports that a source close to the singer says Lovato is now “stable”, after the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed authorities “responded to a medical emergency” in the area of Lovato’s Hollywood Hills home.

TMZ reports that audio of the emergency call suggests Lovato was found unconscious in her home and revived with Narcan — an emergency medication used to reverse the effects of a narcotic overdose.

While TMZ reports the overdose is heroin-related, a source close to Lovato has told PEOPLE that it is not heroin-related.

“Demi is awake and with her family who want to express thanks to everyone for the love, prayers and support,” Lovato’s representative said in a statement to Variety.

The likes of Ariana Grande, Kesha and Lily Allen have already sent their love to Lovato on Twitter:

Lovato has suffered from substance abuse, disordered eating and mental illness in the past, and was treated for bipolar disorder, bulimia, self-harm and addiction after entering treatment in 2010.

In June 2017, Lovato released a new song called ‘Sober’ on which she revealed she had relapsed after six years of sobriety.

If you or anyone you know needs help or information regarding mental health, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636.

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