Demi Lovato Hospitalized After Suspected Heroin Overdose

Emily Gadsby
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Demi Lovato has been hospitalized due to a suspected heroin overdose but is in stable condition, according to People.

TMZ reported that paramedics rushed the 25-year-old pop star to the hospital after an emergency call from her Hollywood Hills home. According to Page Six, the Los Angeles Fire Department confirmed they responded to a “medical emergency” at Lovato’s residence at 11:40 a.m.

Officials told TMZ they found Lovato unconscious at her home. Emergency responders reportedly gave her Narcan, an emergency treatment for narcotics overdoses, before taking her to the hospital.

Lovato’s long struggle with addiction took a turn for the worse recently. She revealed in a new track, “Sober,” that she fell off the wagon after six years sober. She celebrated her sixth anniversary of sobriety in March.

Lovato released “Sober” just over a month ago on June 21. The song includes the lyrics, “Mama, I’m so sorry, I’m not sober anymore.” At the time, sources close to Lovato reported that the lyrics were true, and that Lovato did indeed relapse.

“Demi relapsed and started drinking alcohol again,” a source told Entertainment Tonight. “Her song is intense, but that’s how she deals. She has to be brutally honest and put it out there so that she’s not burdened with holding on to her struggles privately.”

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Lovato hasn’t been shy about her history of substance abuse. In her 2017 documentary “Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated,” she talks about her addiction to alcohol, cocaine and oxycodone. In the film, Lovato says she first used drugs at age 17.

“I felt out of control the first time I did it,” Lovato says in the documentary. “My dad was an addict and an alcoholic. Guess I always searched for what he found in drugs and alcohol because it fulfilled him and he chose that over a family.”

Lovato first sought treatment for substance abuse in 2010 after she punched a backup dancer in the face. Despite her stint in rehab, she had a rocky start with sobriety at the time. Lovato described the first year trying to get sober as “extremely difficult.” But after an early relapse, she began her six-year sober period.

Lovato has also talked candidly about struggling with mental health issues including self-harm, an eating disorder and bipolar disorder.

This story is developing and will have frequent updates.