UPDATE: VIDEO: DEMI LOVATO IN A STABLE CONDITION IN HOSPITAL AFTER DRUG OVERDOSEDate: 2018-07-26
Recently, Demi Lovato released a song revealing that she was no longer sober and apologising to her family, friends and fans.
It appears that her addiction has once again taken over as she was rushed to hospital from her Hollywood Hills home recently after a suspected overdose. Lovato's rep, Nicole Perna, released a statement on Lovato's progress saying, "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."
Although Lovato has been open about her struggles with addiction since 2010, she had been sober for six years before she released her song, Sober, a few weeks ago. Lovato went in depth about her addiction during a documentary on her life saying, "I wasn't ready to get sober. I was sneaking it on planes, sneaking it in bathrooms, sneaking it throughout the night – nobody knew," she said in the film. "I went on like a bender of like two months where I was using daily." She documented her daily struggles with recovery in the 2017 YouTube documentary called, Simply Complicated. However, in the movie, Lovato was honest about using cocaine while filming her 2012 documentary, Stay Strong.
Lovato's concert, set to kick off in Atlantic City, has since been cancelled due to her condition. "Demi’s Atlantic City appearance on July 26th has been cancelled in light of today’s news," said Live Nation late on July 24. "Tickets will be valid to attend the Lauv performance on July 26th along with The Chainsmokers show on July 29th as part of the Atlantic City BeachFest Concert Series. Refunds are also available at point of purchase if preferred."
While rumours of a heroin overdose are circulating in the media, sources close to Lovato deny that her hospitalisation was due to heroin and that she is in a stable condition.
Fans and celebrity friends of Lovato have taken to social media to send their love and messages of support and the hashtag #PrayForDemi was trending on Twitter. Fox said it would cancel its episode of Beat Shazam which was meant to feature Lovato and air on Tuesday night. Fox released a statement saying, "We have decided to replace the episode of Beat Shazam with another all-new episode. Our thoughts go out to Demi and her family."
Lovato's ex, Wilmer Valderrama, who she dated for six years, from 2010 to 2016, said that he was "completely devastated" to hear about Lovato’s reported overdose. The couple has remained friends after their breakup, and remain supportive of each other.
The world holds thumbs for her speedy recovery!
Updates on Lovato's health provided by E! News says that: "Lovato is resting and getting better, while her whole family and Valderrama are there to support her through her recovery."
TMZ reported that ex-boyfriend, Wilmer Valderrama, has been spending a lot of time at her bedside. Although the couple broke up in 2016, he was reportedly shocked after hearing about her overdose. Sources say that he knew Lovato was going through a hard time but "wasn't prepared for this." He spent "about five hours" at LA's Cedars-Sinai hospital last Thursday, according to TMZ.
Valderrama was seen looking concerned outside the hospital as a nurse let him in through a side entrance and has been visiting Lovato daily. According to E! News, a source revealed that Demi will attend rehab immediately following her release from Cedars Sinai hospital in Los Angeles. "Demi doesn’t want to die and she’s very grateful to be alive,” the source said. “She will be leaving the hospital and heading straight to rehab. Her family has been by her side supporting her and is getting her the help she needs.”