Demi Lovato has apparently been rushed to the hospital after a heroin overdose


Demi Lovato was apparently rushed to the hospital today after suffering from a heroin overdose. The star has battled addiction in the past before.

Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato was rushed to the hospital after an apparent heroin overdose. (Image source: Instagram/ Demi Lovato)

According to TMZ, Demi was taken from her Hollywood Hills home to the hospital before noon, and is currently being treated. Her condition is not yet known. The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed to People, “LAPD and LAFD responded to a medical emergency at the 8000 block of Laurel View Dr. at 11:40 a.m.” The LAPD did not name an individual or confirm that it was Lovato they were dealing with.

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The LAPD confirmed that they treated someone in her vicinity. (Image source: Instagram/Demi Lovato)

In the past, the 25 year old has struggled with substance abuse, an eating disorder and mental illness. In 2011, she went to rehab to seek further treatment for bipolar disorder, bulimia, self-harm and addiction. She relapsed after leaving the facility, and then had to go to a sober living facility for a year.

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Lovato joined rehab in 2011 to get treatment for her addiciton. (Image source: Instagram/Demi Lovato)

After six years of sobriety from alcohol, cocaine and oxycontin, Lovato revealed in a song called Sober that she had fallen off the wagon. The lyrics of the song include, “Mama, I’m so sorry I’m not sober anymore / And daddy please forgive me for the drinks spilled on the floor. And I’m sorry for the fans I lost who watched me fall again / I wanna be a role model, but I’m only human.” At the end of the song, she said, “I’m sorry that I’m here again / I promise I’ll get help / It wasn’t my intention / I’m sorry to myself.

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Demi Lovato performs onstage during “One Voice: Somos Live! A Concert For Disaster Relief” (Source: Kevin Mazur/One Voice: Somos Live!/Getty Images)

Before releasing Sober, she revealed at a concert in Brooklyn that her life had gone to the point where she was “drinking vodka out of a Sprite bottle at nine in the morning, throwing up in the car and I just remember thinking, ‘This is no longer cute. This is no longer fun. And I’m just like my dad.’ So I made changes in my life.’

Demi Lovato
She revealed in a song earlier this year that she is no longer sober. (Image source: Instagram/ Demi Lovato)

Fans and other celebrities have taken to social media to comment on the news, and are sending Lovato their thoughts and prayers. The #PrayForDemi has quickly taken off in support of Lovato’s battle.

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Lovato was scheduled to perform in Atlantic City this week, but it remains to be seen whether she will be able to continue with her commitment.

If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse or addiction, call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s 24-hour treatment referral hotline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).


Updated: July 24, 2018 — 8:47 pm

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