Singer Demi Lovato hospitalized for apparent heroin overdose

  • Singer Demi Lovato hospitalized for apparent heroin overdose

Singer Demi Lovato hospitalized for apparent heroin overdose

The cause, however, is unclear.

Law enforcement officials reportedly told TMZ the singer, 25, is being treated for a heroin overdose.

The Los Angeles Fire Department received a medical call from a home along Laurel View Drive in Hollywood Hills on Tuesday shortly before 11:30 a.m. The news outlet claims that Demi was found "unconscious" and paramedics treated her immediately before transporting her to a local hospital.

The speculation likely pertains to initial reports that Lovato overdosed on heroin, which led to her hospitalization.

Representatives for Lovato did not respond to a request for comment. In late June, the singer admitted that she relapsed on her six-year sobriety streak on her new song, "Sober." Last month, she released a song called "Sober", in which she sang, "I'm so sorry, I'm not sober anymore". "And I'm sorry for the fans I lost who watched me fall again/I wanna be a role model, but I'm only human".

Lovato, 25, has publicly struggled with substance abuse and an eating disorder during her career, and had previously done stints in rehab starting in 2010.

A rep for Demi released a statement stating that she is awake and recovering with her family. Her friends knew this was coming because she's been using so much again.

"We should all wrap our arms of love around Demi Lovato", tweeted Gaga.

Speaking as part of a YouTube documentary previous year, she spoke about her use of cocaine.

Jonas, who has known Lovato for several years after they both appeared in Disney's 2008 film Camp Rock, wrote: "Like all of you I am reeling at the news about Demi".

Brad Paisley said he was praying for his "brave" and "honest" friend, calling addiction "a terrifying disease".

This suspected overdose comes right before Lovato was slated to go on tour, starting with a show in Atlantic City, N.J., that was scheduled for tomorrow.