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.
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
i love u @ddlovato
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) July 24, 2018
My friend @ddlovato is one of the kindest, most talented people I’ve ever met. Praying for her right now, addiction is a terrifying disease. There is no one more honest or brave than this woman.
— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) 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
Addiction is a hideous monster of an illness. My heart is breaking for Demi Lovato and every piece of it is with her and her loved ones.
— Courtney Enlow (@courtenlow) July 24, 2018
— Tiffany Thornton (@therealTiffany) July 24, 2018
Demi Lovato is honestly one of the strongest people i've ever seen. I really hope she'll be okay. I'm sending her all the love in the world because this girl really deserves it. She's our warrior ❤️ pic.twitter.com/jI9CGHncfy
— 🥀 (@kidrhlbieber) July 24, 2018
in the studio surrounded by writers and producers and the tone just got so heavy. we’re all praying for you @ddlovato. so heartbreaking.
— Dove Cameron (@DoveCameron) July 24, 2018
we are all human, regardless of our status in society. praying that @ddlovato is recovering swiftly. giving your heart to the world through music can drain you, and her ability and mission to be vulnerable in each song she put out is incredible. bless you demi.
— jonny b (@jonnybrenns) July 24, 2018
At the time of reporting, no official statements have been released by reps for Lovato or those close to her about this event.
If you or someone you know has a problem with substance abuse, call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Help Line at 1-800-662-4357.