Demi Lovato has been hospitalized after a suspected drug overdose on Tuesday, according to multiple media outlets. TMZ reports that the 25-year-old was found unconscious due to a heroin overdose at her Hollywood Hills home after a night of celebrating a friend's birthday. They claim she was found unconscious and was treated with Narcan, a medication used to block the effects of drugs classed as opioids like heroin.
A source confirms to People that Lovato is in "stable" condition while another tells the outlet she did not overdose on heroin. Lovato has been open in the past about her addiction to cocaine, which is classed as a benzo.
“This is absolutely what so many people feared would happen," a source updated People on Tuesday. "She has not been sober for quite some time but more tragically, has had no interest in being sober,”
The New Mexico born superstar opened up to her fans during her YouTube documentary Simply Complicated about her issues with addiction.
“I felt out of control the first time I did it, Lovato, who also admits she started using at the age of 17, said. "My dad was an addict and an alcoholic,” she admitted. “Guess I always searched for what he found in drugs and alcohol because it fulfilled him and he chose that over a family.”
Adding, “I wasn’t working my program, I wasn’t ready to get sober. I was sneaking [cocaine] on planes, I was sneaking it in bathrooms, sneaking it throughout the night,” she explained in Simply Complicated. “I went on a bender of like, two months where I was using daily. … There was one night when I used a bunch of coke and I popped a few Xanax bars, and I began to choke a little bit. My heart started racing, and I thought to myself, ‘Oh my God, I might be overdosing right now.’”
She made news on June 21 after lyrics from her new song Sober confirmed that she had suffered a relapse.
“Mama, I’m so sorry I’m not sober anymore. And daddy please forgive me for the drinks spilled on the floor,” Lovato sings. “To the ones who never left me, we’ve been down this road before I’m so sorry, I’m not sober anymore.”
She continues, “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.”
Lovato has also been open about her struggles with mental health issues, an eating disorder, and self-harm.
Variety is reporting that a concert set for July 26 in Atlantic City Beach has been canceled.
Her appearance on an episode of Fox's Beat Shazam, that was taped in April, has been pulled by the network.
“In light of recent reports, we have decided to replace the episode of BEAT SHAZAM with another all-new episode. Our thoughts go out to Demi and her family.”