Pop star Demi Lovato ‘awake and in stable condition’ after apparent drug overdose

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Update 10:50 p.m. EDT July 24: Lovato’s aunt Kerissa Dunn said in a social media post that the singer is “awake and in stable condition” at a Hollywood area hospital.

Dunn asked for prayers and said “we almost lost her today” in reference to the apparent overdose that put the troubled star in the hospital.

 

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Lovato, 25, reportedly suffered the overdose at her home in Hollywood Hills just before noon and was treated with Narcan, a medication used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, before being rushed to an area hospital, TMZ reported.

People is reporting she’s “Okay and stable,” according to a source.

Related: ‘Addiction is a terrifying disease’: Celebrities react to Demi Lovato’s reported heroin overdose

Lovato has battled substance abuse for years, including several stints in rehab. 

Although she celebrated 6 years of sobriety in March, she admitted she relapsed in a song called "Sober," released in June. The single’s release came two months after a photo of her appearing to hold a glass of alcohol at a party surfaced on Instagram.

 

Related: Demi Lovato details 2016 Met Gala encounter that led her to an AA meeting

She performed the song Sunday at a concert with Iggy Azalea at the California Mid-State Fair.

 

Related: Photos: Demi Lovato through the years

Lovato admitted that she started using drugs at age 17 in her 2012 documentary, "Stay Strong." She entered treatment for the first time at age 18 after a two month bender that included cocaine and adderall. She later relapsed again.

“I was using while I had a sober companion and I went through like 20 sober companions. I was either craving drugs or on drugs. I was not easy to work with,” Lovato said in her documentary. “It’s embarrassing to look back at the person that I was.”

In 2016, she became co-owner of CAST Centers in Los Angeles, the same treatment center she went to when she was 18. She reportedly split from the center and her former life coach and CAST Centers founder, Mike Bayer, in 2018.

Check back for more on this developing story.

Kelcie Willis with the Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this story.

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