Demi Lovato has been hospitalized after an apparent heroin overdose, law enforcement confirmed to TMZ. She is being treated in an LA hospital after being transported from her Hollywood Hills home around noon PST. According to People.com her current condition is stable.
The Los Angeles Police Department told People in a statement that they responded to a medical emergency at Lovato’s Hollywood Hills home on Tuesday just before noon. They would not confirm the identity of the patient, but a representative for the Los Angeles Fire Department said they “transported a 25-year-old female patient to a local hospital.” TMZ reports that Lovato was unconscious when paramedics arrived.
Her friends revived her with Narcan, an emergency drug that can reverse narcotics overdoses.
The night before she overdosed, a source told Radar that Lovato drank vodka sodas at the Saddle Ranch in Hollywood for a friend’s birthday .
Demi Lovato is agreeing to go to treatment after her terrifying drug overdose but she will definitely not be getting help in Los Angeles.
A source told Radar the troubled singer, 25, faces too many “triggers” — recovery speak for temptation — in her home city, and her loved ones wants to get her far, far away from all the action.
The singer, who hit 6-years-sober in March released a song last month titled “Sober” that addressed a relapse, and her continued struggles with sobriety. Lovato has been a huge activist for sobriety after opening up about her own issues. In 2017, her documentary Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated was released on YouTube, and fans had the chance to hear her full story. In the film, she was very open about her struggles with depression, substance abuse and eating disorders.
The singer has multiple tattoos dedicated to her sobriety including the words “Stay” and “Strong” on her wrists and another that says “now, I’m a warrior.” These words mimic lyrics from one of her songs. She also has a book titled “Stay Strong” which is one of the first places she had the chance to tell her story in her own words.