Tuesday, 24 July 2018
Demi Lovato has been rushed to a hospital in Los Angeles after allegedly overdosing on heroin.
A law enforcement source confirmed that the overdose occurred at Lovato's home and that she was found unconscious before being given Narcan and transported to the hospital.
Lovato, 25, has been incredibly open about her struggles with alcohol and drugs, and earlier this year debuted her single 'Sober' in which she detailed her battles and path to recovery.
She performed that song on Sunday night at the California Mid-State Fair, her last appearance before being hospitalized on Tuesday.
During the performance, Lovato struggled to remember the words to her song.
Lovato got candid about her drug struggles in the YouTube documentary Simply Complicated, which was released last month.
In that documentary Loivato said that tried cocaine at 17, right around the time she was shooting to fame on the Disney show Sonny With A Chance.
'I loved it. I felt out of control with the coke the first time that I did it,' explained Lovato.
She also spoke about how addiction ran in her family, and her mother's attempts to keep her daughter away from drugs.
'My dad was an addict and an alcoholic,' explained Lovato.
'I guess I always searched for what he found in drugs and alcohol because it fulfilled him and he chose that over a family.'
It was while on tour with the Jonas Brothers that Lovato said her problem got out of control, resulting in one period where she used drugs ever day for two months.
At 18, she checked into rehab for the first time.
She said she felt great after leaving rehab, but soon found herself relapsing on drugs.
'I wasn't working my program. I wasn't ready to get sober. I was sneaking it on planes, sneaking it in bathrooms, sneaking it throughout the night,' said Lovato.
She even gave interviews about her new sober lifestyle while high on drugs she said, whicle cycling through sober companions.
'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,' explained Lovato.