TMZ: Demi Lovato treated for drug overdose

Demi Lovato hospitalized for apparent heroin overdose TMZ reports Demi Lovato. Cropped

Demi Lovato has been taken to hospital after TMZ reported that the singer was suffering from what seemed to be a heroin overdose.

Shortly after the initial reports of Demi's hospitalization, Variety reported that she was in stable condition.

TMZ obtained the audio of the emergency call which reveals Lovato was unconscious upon their arrival and revived with Narcan - an emergency medication to reverse the effects of a narcotic overdose.

Citing law enforcement sources, TMZ says that Demi was transported from a property in the Hollywood Hills to hospital just before noon on Tuesday.

It comes after she last month released a song, Sober, where she revealed she had fallen off the wagon - performing the song on Sunday night at the California Mid-State Fair. "I'm sorry for the fans I lost who watched me fall again", she sings.

Lovato has struggled with substance abuse over the years and at one point she lived in a sober living home.

At this time nothing has been confirmed, but fans are probably aware that the star opened up about her relapse during her tour.

Lovato's medical emergency came hours after the star was photographed celebrating a friend's birthday in West Hollywood. She appeared in the short series As the Bell Rings and show Sonny With a Chance, in addition the hit 2008 Disney Channel Original Movie Camp Rock, co-starring the Jonas Brothers.

Lovato's Atlantic City concert planned for Thursday has been cancelled in the wake of her overdose.

Reps for the singer did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Lovato's fellow singers Ariana Grande, Meghan Trainor and Lily Allen also sent their love and support via social media. Adam Lambert tweeted, "Hang in there @ddlovato - sending good energy and love". She underwent rehab in 2010, at age 18.

Lovato said she also wanted to help others. In 2017, she was recognized as one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people for her advocacy on behalf of those with mental illness.

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