Demi Lovato treated in hospital for suspected overdose, US media reports

Pop star Demi Lovato has been taken to a Los Angeles hospital due to a suspected overdose, according to US media reports.Lovato, 25, has previously spoken openly about cocaine and alcohol abuse.

Representatives for Lovato did not respond to a request for comment but People magazine, quoting an unidentified source, reported she was “okay and stable”.TMZ, quoting law enforcement sources, reported Lovato was found unconscious at her home and was treated with Narcan, an emergency treatment for suspected opioid and drug overdoses.

Los Angeles police said they had responded to a medical emergency involving a woman on the Hollywood Hills street where Lovato reportedly has a home, but declined to name the person.Lovato released a song last month called Sober in which she sang: “Momma, I’m so sorry, I’m not sober anymore, and 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, I’m so sorry, I’m not sober anymore.”The singer rose to fame on Disney Channel shows Camp Rock and Sonny with a Chance 10 years ago, and forged a pop career with hits like Skyscraper and Sorry Not Sorry.

In a 2017 YouTube documentary, Simply Complicated, Lovato spoke about years of substance abuse, eating disorders, and drinking, saying she first started using cocaine when she was 17.She entered rehab at the age of 18, where she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.Lovato, who has 69 million followers on Instagram, was in the midst of a US tour and due to perform in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Thursday.Her reported hospitalisation became the top trending item on Twitter on Tuesday, with fans and celebrities expressing concern and support.

Source: Demi Lovato treated in hospital for suspected overdose, US media reports – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)