Demi Lovato remains hospitalized following suspected drug overdose; currently awake, with family

Mike Lawrie/Getty ImagesJust weeks after releasing a song in which she admitted to having fallen off the wagon, Demi Lovato has been hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles following a suspected drug overdose. A source tells People magazine that the singer is “stable” after being treated.

A statement provided to ABC News by Lovato’s rep declares: “Demi is awake and with her family who want to express thanks to everyone for the love, prayers and support.  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 LAFD confirmed to ABC News that a call was received for an address which matches Demi’s address in L.A.  According to the LAFD, a 25-year-old female patient was transported to a local hospital, condition unknown.  Demi is 25 and it was her home, but the LAFD would not confirm Demi’s identity.

Variety reports that Demi’s scheduled Thursday concert in Atlantic City, NJ has been canceled, and a new performer will be announced shortly.  Meanwhile, Fox tells ABC Radio that an episode of Beat Shazam featuring Demi as a guest will not air tonight as scheduled. She taped it back in December of 2017.

At the end of June, Demi, who earlier this year celebrated six years of sobriety, released a song called “Sober” in which she sang, “Mama, I’m so sorry I’m not sober anymore/And Daddy please forgive me for the drink spilled on the floor/to the ones who never left me, we’ve been down this road before/I’m so sorry I’m not sober anymore.”

She also sang, “I promise I’ll get help.”

Additionally, in June, there were reports that the star had cut ties with CAST Recovery Centers, the rehab facility in West Hollywood that she co-owned, and for which she served as a spokesperson.

Demi has always been very open about her struggles with bipolar disorder, substance abuse, eating disorders and self-harm, and after getting sober, she became a symbol of recovery and empowerment for her young fans.

Many of Demi’s fellow celebs took to Twitter to comment.  Ellen DeGeneres wrote, “I love @DDLovato so much. It breaks my heart that she is going through this. She is a light in this world, and I am sending my love to her and her family.”  Ariana Grande tweeted, “I love u @ddlovato.”

Country star Brad Paisley, who recorded a duet with Demi in 2016, tweeted, “My friend is one of the kindest, most talented people I’ve ever met. Praying for her right now, addiction is a terrifying disease. There is no one more honest or brave than this woman.”

Adam Lambert, who appeared on the Fox show Glee with Demi, wrote, “Hang in there – sending good energy and love.”  Bebe Rexha tweeted, “I’m praying for you with everything in me . You are so loved.”

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