Demi Lovato was rushed to hospital in Los Angeles on Tuesday afternoon following an apparent drug overdose. LAPD confirmed that they responded to an emergency around the “Confident” singer’s Hollywood Hills home.

Lovato was reportedly unconscious when emergency services arrived on the scene, administering Narcan to reverse the effects of the overdose. Lovato’s camp disputes reports that the substance involved was heroin. The 25-year-old star is said to be in “stable” condition and “responsive.”

This is not Lovato’s first battle with addiction issues, with the pop star being candid over the years in both interviews and in her music about her struggles. She first entered rehab in 2010 for addiction and other problems including an eating disorder, self-harm and bipolar disorder.

Earlier in the year, Lovato celebrated six years of sobriety, but that was short-lived. In June, she released the song “Sober,” opening up about the fact that she had relapsed.

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On the track, Lovato sings, “Mama, I’m so sorry I’m not sober anymore / And daddy please forgive me for the drinks spilled on the floor.”

Lovato’s father Patrick was also an addict, struggling with substance abuse and alcoholism as she was growing up, passing away in 2013.

There were signs of trouble last Sunday when Lovato seemed to forget the lyrics to “Sober” while performing at the California Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles. The incident was caught on tape just days before her overdose.

Celebrities including Ariana Grande, Ellen DeGeneres, Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas and Emmy Rossum tweeted out messages of support for Lovato with Joe Jonas posting, “Like all of you I am thinking of @DDLovato right now. She needs our prayer and support. We all know how strong you are Demi.”

Grande simply tweeted, “I love you @ddlovato.”


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