Pop Star Demi Lovato Recovering From Apparent Drug Overdose
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA/AP) - A representative for Demi Lovato says she is awake and recovering with her family after the pop singer was reportedly hospitalized Tuesday for an overdose.
"Demi is awake and with her family who want to express thanks to everyone for the love, prayers and support," Lovato's representative said in a statement Tuesday evening. "Some of the information being reported is incorrect and they respectfully ask for privacy and not speculation as her health and recovery is the most important thing right now."
The statement, which did not provide any details on what led to the singer's hospitalization, follows conflicting reports about what kind of overdose Lovato had.
The Los Angeles Fire Department confirmed that they transported a 25-year-old woman after responding to a medical call at a home on 8000 block of Laurel View Drive, at 11:22 a.m. Tuesday. Lovato owns a home on that block, and Entertainment Tonight reports she was in stable condition after being transported for a drug overdose.
Last month, Lovato released a song called "Sober," with lyrics appearing to reference struggles with her six-year sobriety. She co-owns a Los Angeles rehab facility where she sought treatment in 2011.
Lovato is currently on tour, where she has been open about living with bipolar disorder, for which she received a diagnosis in 2010.
Celebrities expressed support for Lovato on social media.
Lovato was slated to perform in Atlantic City on Thursday, but according to Variety the show has been cancelled.
(© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)
for more features.