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

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What You Need To Know: Demi Lovato

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Fans and friends are stunned by news of Demi Lovato's reported overdose, first reported by TMZ.

Lovato has been open about her struggles with addiction, something that has earned her praise through her career.

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“Praying for her right now, addiction is a terrifying disease,” Brad Paisley tweeted. “There is no one more honest or brave than this woman.”

 

Other stars are reaching out to share their support online.

 

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The singer and actress grew up in Albuquerque and started her career early, first as a child star on “Barney & Friends.” She was also known for her roles in shows like “Sonny with a Chance” and the film, “Camp Rock.”

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Lovato released her debut album “Don’t Forget” in 2008.

In 2009, she released her second album, “Here We Go Again” and went on tour with the Jonas Brothers as their opening act.

While on tour, Lovato sought treatment for “emotional and physical issues” after getting into a fight with a dancer, People reports.

The singer,  who celebrated six years of sobriety in March, has been open about her struggles with alcohol and drug use, as well as bulimia and self-harm.

Lovato drew attention for the June 2018 release of the single “Sober,” in which she admits to a relapse after going six years without drinking alcohol.

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