According to reports, US hit maker and former Disney star Demi Lovato is “okay and stable” after having an alleged overdose last Tuesday.
Lovato, who has always been genuine and honest about her mental health and addictions, was rushed to a hospital in Los Angeles after the police received an emergency call from a woman on Hollywood Hills Street where Lovato lives.
“Demi is awake and with her family who want to express thanks to everyone for the love, prayers, and support,” a representative from Lovato’s team told Variety magazine.
According to the entertainment news site TMZ, the singer was found unconscious in her home when paramedics arrived. She was immediately treated with Narcan, which is an antidote for supposedly reversing the effects of a drug overdose.
Lovato started to let the world in on her issues when she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder after entering rehab in 2010. She then released the 2011 hit Skyscraper which tells her story about strength and courage amidst the demons that continue to haunt her.
The 2017 YouTube documentary entitled ‘Simply Complicated’ opened up about Lovato’s long-time battles with drug and alcohol abuse, eating disorders, depression and bullying. She even revealed that at the early age of seventeen, she had first started using cocaine.
“I was scared because my mom always told me that your heart could just burst if you do it. But I did it anyways and I loved the first time that I did it,” Lovato stated.
Now, after years and years of trying to stay clean and sober, Lovato marked her struggles once more after releasing the heart-wrenching track called ‘Sober’ last month, which expressed her apologies for quickly falling back into her troubled self.
“Momma, I’m so sorry, I’m not sober anymore, And daddy, please forgive me for the drinks spilled on the floor, To the ones who never left me, we’ve been down this road before, I’m so sorry, I’m not sober anymore.”