Demi Lovato “Awake And With Her Family” In Hospital After Reported Overdose – Update

By Erik Pedersen, Dawn C. Chmielewski

Demi Lovato

UPDATED with statement from Lovato camp: Demi Lovato is awake and with her family after having been rushed to a Los Angeles-area hospital after reportedly suffering a potential overdose earlier in the day.

Sources tell Deadline that heroin was not the cause, as had been reported earlier.

“Demi is awake and with her family who want to express thanks to everyone for the love, prayers and support,” Lovato’s rep said. “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 Los Angeles Police Department said they were called to the 8000 block of Laurel View Drive in Hollywood at 11:40 AM today. Citing law-enforcement sources, TMZ reported that the singer and former Disney Channel star was transported to a local hospital from her residence.

Lovato, who has struggled with substance abuse, was scheduled to play a concert Thursday in Atlantic City, NJ. She has a South American tour booked for September and November.

Her latest single, “Sober,” was released last month, in which she revealed that she had relapsed after several years of sobriety.

An episode of Fox’s Beat Shazam set for tonight that was to feature Lovato was replaced after the events of the day.

In the 2017 documentary Simply Complicated, the singer-actress talked about her drug abuse, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and her road to sobriety and a healthy life. The feature-length docu got more than 7 million views during its first week on YouTube in October.

Lovato, 25, started on the Barney & Friends kids series in the early 2000s and did some other TV work before breaking out as the star of Disney Channel’s hit 2008 telefilm Camp Rock opposite Joe Jonas. She reprised the role for the 2010 sequel and also starred in the 2009-2011 Disney Channel series Sonny with a Chance.

She also has had a successful singer career, with five Top 5 albums since 2008 including last year’s Tell Me You Love Me. Her debut single was “This Is Me,” a duet with Jonas from the Camp Rock soundtrack that reach the U.S. top 10. Since then she has had a number of hits including “Sorry Not Sorry,” which peaked at No. 6 in 2017.

Lovato also appeared on Fox’s Glee and voiced Smurfette in the 2017 feature Smurfs: The Lost Village, after playing the character in a handful of animated telefilms.

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