Pop superstar Demi Lovato is awake after her shocking overdose and hospitalization on July 24. “Demi is awake and with her family who want to express thanks to everyone for the love, prayers, and support,” said Demi’s rep to TMZ.
Fans were desperate to know what happened to Demi, and the status of her health after news broke of her hospitalization. LAPD Officer Ray Brown told Life & Style that police received a call at 11:37 a.m. of a possible O.D. of a 25-year-old female at Demi’s home.
TMZ reported that Demi was unconscious when police arrived after receiving the call. Sources told us that Demi was given a dose of Narcan while in her home, which treats narcotic overdoses. Originally it was reported that the overdose was caused by heroin, but other sources have since said that’s not the case.
Los Angeles Fire Department Spokesperson Margaret Stewart said that Demi was quickly transported from her Hollywood Hills house to a nearby hospital, and she is now resting up at Cedars-Sinai surrounded by her loved ones and completely alert.
i love u @ddlovato
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) July 24, 2018
A fan who attended Demi’s concert at the Mid State Fair in Paso Robles, California just two days earlier on July 22 says that while Demi seemed in good spirits, she may have been a little off. “Demi seemed okay to me, but I do remember her saying ‘F–k I forgot the words’ during one of her songs. I’ve always been a fan because of her struggles and being so open about them.”
Demi has had a long and complicated history with drug abuse, and she has always been exceptionally open and honest about it with fans. After six years of sobriety from a cocaine addiction, Demi revealed to fans that she had relapsed with a new single called “Sober” in June.
I don’t even know what to say except I’m thinking of you @ddlovato . 💜
— MAREN MORRIS (@MarenMorris) July 24, 2018
Demi opened up about her mental health to Dr. Phil in March, revealing just how dark her past had been, first experiencing suicidal thoughts at seven years old. Demi said she was bullied as a teen, and diagnosed with bipolar disorder at 18, which she used drugs and alcohol to cope with. “My addiction was very severe to where I had several scares, and I knew that at the rate I was using and drinking, I wasn’t going to live a long life. I used very fast, very hard.”
Hollywood was shocked by the heartwrenching news. Demi’s friend Ariana Grande sent her support via Twitter, simply writing, “I love u @ddlovato.” Dance Moms star Mackenzie Ziegler also send love, writing, “praying for @ddlovato :(” Maren Morris wrote, “I don’t even know what to say except I’m thinking of you.” Our hearts go out to Demi, her friends, and her family in this difficult time.