Demi Lovato recovers from apparent overdose
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Troubled pop superstar Demi Lovato is reportedly in “stable” condition after being found unresponsive in her Hollywood Hills home Tuesday after an apparent overdose. The former Disney princess reportedly had to be revived with the opioid treatment drug Narcan before being rushed in an ambulance to a Los Angeles area hospital.
TMZ reported that the star refused to tell paramedics what drugs can be the cause of the overdose, and not in cooperation with the Emt when they arrived at her house.
A source told Fox News that “it is not heroin,” but that’s what TMZ originally reported.
There were no drugs found at the scene and no charges pressed, according to TMZ.
“Demi is awake and with her family, who want to express thanks to everyone for the love, prayers and support,” Lovato’s rep said in a statement to Fox News. “Some of the information that is reported, is incorrect, and with respect for the privacy and no speculation about her health and recovery is the most important now.”
Different sources also reported that Demi’s aunt, Kerissa Dunn, posted on social media that Demi is “awake and responding.”
According to TMZ, the overdose occurred when Lovato’s Hollywood Hills home, shown here, and then came the ambulance, she was unconscious.
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Per TMZ, Lovato was transported just before 12 p.m. PST after being treated in her Hollywood Hills home with Narcan, an emergency medication that is often used to revive the people in the cases of an overdose of narcotic drugs.
DEMI LOVATO A HEROIN OVERDOSE REPORT SPARKS REACTIONS FROM CELEBRITIES: “NO ONE IS MORE HONEST OR BRAVE’
“Six years ago, I was drinking vodka out of a Sprite bottle at 9 in the morning, vomiting in the car”
Demi Lovato fans in March 2018
Lovato was preparing for a monthslong string of performances starting Thursday night in Atlantic City, N. J., and take her to places that are far-flung as Mexico, Chile, Argentina and Brazil. The singer Alantic City concert has now been cancelled, according to Variety.
Earlier in the day, they tweeted a promotion for her appearance on the pre-taped Fox-show ‘Beat Shazam” on Tuesday night. Following the news, FOX announced that the episode with Lovato would be replaced.
Last month, Lovato, who has struggled with substance abuse in the past, according to a new emotional single, that she had relapsed months after celebrating six years of sobriety.
In her new song “Sober” Lovato sings she is not sober anymore and apologizes for the “those who never left” her side and the fans after her journey.
“Mama, I’m so sorry, I’m not sober more/And Dad, please forgive me for the drinks spilled on the floor,” Lovato sings in the choir. “To those who never left me/We’re off/I’m so sorry, I’m not sober any more.”
The singer went on to apologize to her future love.”
Last month, Lovato revealed in a new emotional single, that she had relapsed months after celebrating six years of sobriety.
“For the man who is to the left of my bed/To make love the way that I saved for you in my head,” the lyrics read. “And I’m sorry for the fans I lost/Who looked me down again/I want to be a role model/But I’m only human.”
In the song, Lovato promises to get help and says it is not her intention to relapse.
Lovato has previously opened up about her struggle with drug and alcohol addiction.
Following the news, FOX announced that there is a pre-pasted ” Beat Shazam!’ episode with Lovato, who was scheduled for Tuesday evening, would be replaced.
They marked six years of sobriety on March 15, celebrates the milestone on Instagram with a “Self Love” T-shirt and a thank you to the fans. The next night she went on stage for her “Tell Me you Love Me” tour and gave a warm speech, Billboard reported.
“Six years ago, I was drinking vodka out of a Sprite bottle at 9 in the morning, vomiting in the car,” she said to the audience. “And I thought, ‘This is not fun anymore. This is not fun any more. And I’m just like my father.” So I took a look at my life and I said: ‘Something needs to change, I have to sober’ — that’s what I did.”
Lovato rose to fame after appearing in Disney Channel’s 2008 “Camp Rock.”
The 25-year-old also spoke about her road to sobriety in a YouTube documentary, “Simply Complicated.”
“I was not ready to be sober,” she recalled. “I was secretly [cocaine] on planes, sneak into the bathroom, sneaking through the night. No one knew it.”
Lovato, who first started acting at the age of 7 on “Barney & Friends,” rose to fame after appearing in Disney Channel’s 2008 “Camp Rock” where she starred as Mitchie Torres.
Lovato (left) first started acting at the age of 7 with Selena Gomez (right) on “Barney & Friends.”
“I wouldn’t start that young if I could do it,” said Lovato and Variety in June 2017. “I have no regrets. It was difficult to transition from a child star to transform into a mainstream artist. It is something that is very challenging.”
Fox News’ Katherine Lamb contributed to this report.