Demi Lovato was rushed to an L.A. hospital after an apparent overdose on Tuesday afternoon (July 24). TMZ reports that the 25-year-old pop star was found unconscious in her Hollywood Hills home. A source told People that Lovato’s condition is currently “stable.”
In June, Lovato released a surprise track called “Sober,” in which she addressed the trials of getting clean from drugs and alcohol, suggesting that she had relapsed. “Mama, I’m so sorry I’m not sober anymore / And daddy please forgive me for the drinks spilled on the floor,” she sings. “I’m sorry for the fans I lost who watched me fall again / I wanna be a role model, but I’m only human.”
The heartbreaking ballad, and its accompanying video, were characterized by the kind of transparency and raw emotion that have come to mark Lovato’s career. For years, she has openly spoken about her battles with addiction, mental illness, and disordered eating, most memorably in her 2017 documentary, Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated.
In March — just three months before releasing “Sober” — Lovato revealed that she had celebrated six years of sobriety.
As news of Lovato’s reported hospitalization spread, her peers throughout the entertainment industry took to social media to share their support.
We will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.