Celebrities send heartfelt messages of support to Demi Lovato after alleged overdose
Earlier today TMZ reported that Demi Lovato was rushed to the hospital after a suspected heroin overdose. When paramedics arrived at her house in the Hollywood Hills, she was unconscious. A source says she was treated with Narcan, an emergency treatment for narcotic overdoses. Fans feared the worst, but the latest reports are positive. A source told People that the 25-year-old singer is currently in stable condition. Demi's aunt, Kerissa Dunn, posted on social media that the pop star is "awake and responsive."
Demi has been open about her struggles with substance abuse. At one point, she was "drinking vodka out of a Sprite bottle at 9 in the morning, throwing up in the car." At another, she used cocaine "daily" for two months, sneaking it onto airplanes and into bathrooms. When she was 18, she checked into the rehab for the first time, and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. She later checked into a sober living house, where she was able to kick her addictions, remaining sober for six years.
But apparently now the former Disney star has fallen off the wagon. The path to sobriety is not easy. Demi described a relapse in her new single, Sober, singing, "Momma, I’m so sorry I’m not sober anymore / Daddy, please forgive me for the drinks spilled on the floor ... To the ones who never left me, we’ve been down this road before." Fans were distressed to hear about Demi's relapse and sent their love on social media. Many celebrities also sent heartfelt messages of support.
Demi's representative told TMZ that "Demi is awake and with her family who want to express thanks to everyone for the love, prayers and support." Good to hear! A lot of people love her.
If you have been affected by any of the issues in this article, contact the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.