Demi Lovato Overdoses on Heroin


Demi Lovato was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital on Tuesday after suffering an apparent overdose, PEOPLE confirms.

The outlet says that the 25-year-old pop star was transported from her Hollywood Home to a local hospital, and was treated with Narcan — an emergency medication to reverse the effects of a narcotic overdose. A source tells PEOPLE she is currently “okay and stable.”

“LAPD and LAFD responded to a medical emergency at the 8000 block of Laurel View Dr. at 11:40 a.m.” the Los Angeles Police Department confirms to PEOPLE. A representative for the Los Angeles Fire Department additionally told PEOPLE they “transported a 25-year-old female patient to a local hospital.”

Lovato has battled addiction, mental illness and disordered eating for years. In 2011, she entered treatment, where she was treated for bipolar disorder, bulimia, self-harm and addiction. She relapsed after she left the treatment center, then entered a sober living facility for a year.

Last March, Lovato revealed she celebrated six years of sobriety, but in June she released a new song, “Sober” on which she revealed that she had relapsed.

“Mama, I’m so sorry I’m not sober anymore / And daddy please forgive me for the drinks spilled on the floor,” she sang on the heartbreaking piano ballad. “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.”

At the end of the track, Lovato sings: “I’m sorry that I’m here again / I promise I’ll get help / It wasn’t my intention / I’m sorry to myself.”

Source: People