What We Know About Demi Lovato’s Hospitalization Following an Apparent Overdose
There's some upsetting news about Demi Lovato. The story is still developing, but for now, we can report via TMZ that Lovato has apparently overdosed on an unknown substance.
TMZ reported on Tuesday afternoon that law enforcement confirmed with the news outlet that Lovato had been rushed to an undisclosed Los Angeles-area hospital following an apparent heroin overdose. She was found at her home in the Hollywood Hills.
E! News picks up the reporting thread at this point, saying that the Los Angeles police confirmed to them that they responded to an ambulance call about an unnamed person overdosing at approximately 11:40 a.m. PT. Additionally, the Los Angeles Fire Department "received a medical response and transported a 25-year-old female patient," but would not confirm the identity of the patient (Lovato turned 25 in August 2017). Thankfully, a few hours after the news broke about Lovato's hospitalization, Variety reported that an unnamed source confirmed she was in stable condition.
Lovato has spoken openly about her journey with addiction and sobriety, which she maintained for six years before disclosing in June that she had relapsed. She also released a song about her journey and relapse titled "Sober."
When news of Lovato's hospitalization broke, both fans and celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres and Ariana Grande took to Twitter to send their prayers and good wishes for her safe recovery.
At the time of reporting, no official statements have been released by reps for Lovato or those close to her about this event.
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