Singer, pop star Demi Lovato was taken to a hospital in Los Angeles on July 24 on account of a suspected drug overdose, media reports suggest. Her representative on Tuesday evening stated that Demi Lovato is now conscious and recovering.
In a statement, Demi’s representative said, “Demi is awake and with her family who want to express thanks to everyone for the love, prayers and support.”
He further added, “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.”
A source told US Weekly: “One of her friends had Narcan on hand in case something like this happened. Her friends knew this was coming because she’s been using so much again. They were up all night partying the night before at her house. Luckily, the Narcan worked and she will recover. She had two friends with her at her house that called 911. They were hysterical when the paramedics arrived and Demi was unconscious. But the friends acted very quickly and saved her life.”
Earlier, sources suggested that Lovato refused to disclose to the paramedics and the police what drug she had taken that led to an overdose. However, initial reports state that Lovato had overdosed on Heroin, but a source updated TMZ that was not involved.
On Tuesday afternoon, there have been conflicting reports stating that drugs were involved. TMZ cited an unnamed law enforcement source and reported that Demi had been hospitalized owing to an overdose. The NBC affiliate in Los Angeles then reported that the singer had been transported back to Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
A department spokeswoman said that the Los Angeles Fire Department responded at 11:22 am to a medical emergency call in 8000 block of Laurel View Drive in Hollywood Hills, which is the block where Demi Lovato’s home is located. She also added that emergency workers transported a 25-year-old to a hospital. Due to protocols, she declined to reveal who the patient was.
The pop singer had a performance scheduled in Atlantic City on Thursday that has now been cancelled. Earlier, the singer had been featured in an episode of the game show ‘Beat Shazam’ by Fox. Demi has been quite outspoken about her problems with addiction, as well as her personal struggle with mental illness. She had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and now she has become an extrovert mental health advocate.
Demi had tweeted in March that she had been sober for six years. Last month she released a song called ‘Sober’, in which the lyrics went something like this, “I’m so sorry, I’m not sober anymore”.
Several celebrities including Ellen Degeneres as well as recent Lovato collaborators tweeted their well wishes. Singer Kehlani, opened for Lovato on her recent tour tweeted that she is, “sending huge recovery love to Demi. This is a very personal moment and respected delicately. All we can do is send our best wishes and love.” She added, “addiction isn’t one of those things you can put yourself in the shoes of. You had to have fought the fight yourself or had it rip your family apart your entire life… even then, the latter is still not the same thing. This isn’t the time for the picking apart or making light of.”
Clean Bandit, who had launched a song in May featuring Lovato, tweeted saying, “We love you Demi @ddlovato. All our thoughts and prayers are with you.”
Lady Gaga tweeted, “We should all wrap our arms of love around Demi Lovato. I am so happy you’re alive. Thank God. If I know my monsters as well as I believe I do, we all wish you self-compassion and inner peace. And may you receive the love so many have for you. #ImConfidentInDemi Demi, I love you.”
Fans all over the globe and the celebrities as well are praying for Demi. We hope she gets well soon.