NME Festival blog: Demi Lovato’s family issue statement after being rushed to hospital for suspected “overdose”


The singer was reportedly rushed to hospital earlier today

Demi Lovato ‘s family have issued a statement after she was reportedly rushed to hospital following a suspected “overdose” last night. The Jonas Brothers are among the stars to lend their support.

According to TMZ, “law enforcement sources” saw Lovato was rushed to hospital in Los Angeles from her home in Hollywood.

TMZ added that their sources say Lovato was given an emergency treatment for a narcotics overdose at her home after paramedics allegedly found the star unconscious. It was previously reported by TMZ that the substance was heroin, but they now claim this is not true. She was however, treated with the overdose medication Narcan by medics upon arrival.

The Los Angeles Police Department also told The Independent that emergency services were called for a 25-year-old female in the Hollywood Hills at 11:39.

The singer is said to be currently in hospital receiving treatment, before a source told People that the singer was now “stable”.

A spokesman for Lovato has since issued the following statement: “Demi is awake and with her family who want to express thanks to everyone for the love, prayers and support.

“Some of the details being reported is incorrect and they respectfully ask for privacy.”

Demi Lovato – Credit: Credit: Jason Merritt / Getty

The singer released a song last month called ‘Sober’ in which she detailed her battle with substance abuse and how she had recently relapsed after six years of sobriety.

“To the ones who never left me / We’ve been down this road before / I’m so sorry, I’m not sober anymore,” Lovato sings in the song from her sixth album album, ‘Tell Me You Love Me.’

The Jonas Brothers have since taken online to offer their support and honour Lovato’s “strength”. The Jonas Brothers became friends with Lovato in 2008 while filming Camp Rock, before she and Joe became involved in a short relationship. They’ve remained close ever since.

“Like all of you I am thinking of @DDLovato right now. She needs our prayers and support. We all know how strong you are Demi,” Joe tweeted, while Nick said “All of us love her and need to pray for her to get well. She is a fighter.”

 

Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas

A number of famous friends and figures from the world of music and entertainment have also since shared messages of support for the singer:

The singer has spoken openly previously about her battles with addiction, which started when the singer was just 17. Earlier this year, she was forced to postpone a headline show at The O2 in London due to illness.

In a 2012 documentary, Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated, the singer described her drug problems candidly.

This is a developing story and more updates will follow





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