Earlier today, TMZ broke the news that actor and singing sensation Demi Lovato was rushed to the hospital after suffering from what appeared to be a heroin overdose. Before paramedics arrived, law enforcement reported that Lovato was treated with Narcan, an emergency treatment for narcotics, at her home. By the time paramedics made it to Lovato’s home in Hollywood Hills, she was unconscious. Nearly an hour and a half later, however, Lovato’s aunt took to social media to announce that Lovato was “awake and responsive.”
The former Disney star has publicly battled with substance abuse for a long time but had committed to sobriety for 6 years. She fell off the wagon however, as she confessed in the song “Sober” that she released last month. Lovato was supposed to appear on Beat Shazam on FOX tonight, however the network decided to pull the pre-recorded appearance and air another episode instead. Thursday night, Lovato was supposed to headline a concert in Atlantic City, which is now canceled as well.
Lovato’s honesty and bravery with her battle has been a applauded by both fans and celebrities alike. She has been transparent with her battle and told the truth about just how tormenting substance abuse can be. Because of that transparency, tons of support has been outpouring from social media.
Sending Prayers for Demi Lovato you just never know what people are going through so please have compassion & no jokes🙅🏾 but let’s be encouraging so she will get the help she needs❤️🙏🏾 https://t.co/1BMTn8k88i
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) July 24, 2018
Love u @ddlovato ❤️thinking of you + your family + fans + friends 🙏praying for you and thinking of you 🙏
— kesha (@KeshaRose) July 24, 2018
I love @DDLovato so much. It breaks my heart that she is going through this. She is a light in this world, and I am sending my love to her and her family.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) July 24, 2018
No updates have been released on the young star since late afternoon, but fans are hoping to hear from her soon. Good luck Demi, we wish you well!