Demi Lovato Rushed To Hospital Following Reported Drug Overdose (Update)

TMZ broke the news of Lovato’s hospitalization.

Demi Lovato at the BBMAs | Brian Friedman/NBC

Update 2: Earlier Tuesday, Demi Lovato was rushed to the hospital near her Hollywood Hills home. Per TMZ, law enforcement officials initially said the pop star had suffered an apparent heroin overdose. She was reportedly treated with Narcan (an emergency drug for opioid overdoses) prior to being transported to the medical facility.

Tuesday evening, TMZ provided an update. According to the publication, a source close to Lovato says that heroin was not involved. The source would not further elaborate on what led to Lovato’s hospitalization.

It later reported that Lovato, herself, would not tell paramedics what drug caused the incident. No substances were seized from her home, and there will be no associated criminal investigation.

Lovato, who was unconscious when paramedics arrived at her home, is responsive and recovering in the hospital.

“Demi is awake and with her family who want to express thanks to everytone for the love, prayers and support. Some of the information being reported is incorrect and they respectfully ask for privacy,” said Lovato’s representative in a statement to TMZ.

Update: Multiple sources, including People and Variety, are reporting that Lovato is in “stable” condition following a reported drug overdose. Further details are unavailable.

As first reported by TMZ, Lovato was found unconscious in her Hollywood Hills home following an apparent heroin overdose. She was treated with Narcan and then transported to a local hospital.

Early Tuesday afternoon, TMZ reported that Demi Lovato had been hospitalized following an apparent heroin overdose.

Citing law enforcement officials, the publication says that Lovato was treated with Narcan — an emergency treatment for opioid overdoses — at her Hollywood Hills home. She was then transported to a nearby hospital.

Further details about her condition are unavailable.

After enduring substance issues earlier in her career, Lovato reached six years of sobriety. She relapsed earlier this year, however, and documented the struggle in her recent single “Sober.”

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