Demi Lovato Is ‘Awake and with Her Family’ Following Apparent Overdose
Demi Lovato’s representative released a statement Tuesday saying the singer was “awake and with her family” following reports that she was hospitalized for an apparent drug overdose.
“Demi is awake and with her family who want to express thanks to everyone for the love, prayers and support. Some of the information being reported is incorrect and they respectfully ask for privacy and not speculation as her health and recovery is the most important thing right now,” the statement read, according to Entertainment Tonight.
The “Sober” singer, 25, was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital from her Hollywood Hills home on Tuesday, multiple sources previously confirmed. A Lovato insider previously said the star was in “stable” condition.
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The star’s publicist also released a statement Tuesday evening confirming Lovato is recovering. “Demi is awake and with her family who want to express thanks to everyone for the love, prayers and support. Some of the information being reported is incorrect and they respectfully ask for privacy and not speculation as her health and recovery is the most important thing right now.”
A representative for the Los Angeles Fire Department previously told PEOPLE they “transported a 25-year-old female patient to a local hospital,” while the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed both departments “responded to a medical emergency” in the area of her Hollywood Hills home.
Audio of the emergency call obtained by TMZ revealed the pop star was unconscious upon their arrival and revived with Narcan — an emergency medication to reverse the effects of a narcotic overdose. While TMZ reported the overdose was heroin related, the Lovato insider claimed to PEOPLE that it was not.
Last month, the singer broke down on stage while singing her latest hit “Sober,” in which she shared with her fans that she had recently suffered a relapse after struggling with sobriety for the last six years.
“Tonight I took the stage, a new person with a new life. Thank you to everyone who has supported me throughout this journey. It will never be forgotten,” Lovato captioned her Instagram post.
Lovato has battled addiction, mental illness and disordered eating for years. In 2010, 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.
But even after treatment, insiders say she still struggled with her private pain. “Demi was never really clean and sober from all of her demons,” a Lovato source told PEOPLE. “She has been fighting depression and anxiety for quite some time — and is still in such a dark place. She was sober for awhile, but not completely sober for six years.”