Numerous media outlets have reported that pop diva Demi Lovato was hospitalized yesterday after a drug overdose. TMZ.com reported that Demi was allegedly found unresponsive at her home in the Hollywood Hills sometime around noon, while People Magazine reported that the LA Police Department confirmed that the LAPD and LAFD “responded to a medical emergency” in the vicinity of her Hollywood home.
Quoting a report from The Blast, PageSix says that “sources” indicate that the singer may have been using meth at the time of the alleged incident. Initially, TMZ reported that the incident may have involved heroin, but later the site amended its report, stating that “law enforcement sources” told TMZ reporters that Demi did not OD on heroin, even though TMZ continues to hold to its earlier reporting that Narcan was administered on the scene. An audio recording allegedly of emergency responders on the scene that was obtained by TMZ seems to reference the administration of Narcan.
Narcan is a drug often used to reverse or relieve the worst effects from heroin and other powerful opioids.
Heavy.com reports that a woman it identifies as Demi’s aunt, Kerissa Webb Dunn, also posted several comments about the incident on social media – including a confirmation that the singer was awake and responsive. The Heavy.com also reprinted a Facebook post allegedly written by Dunne stating:
“PLEASE PLEASE pray for my sweet niece DEMI LOVATO. She has been hospitalized and needs everyone’s prayers desperately!!!! PLEASE PRAY she pulls through.”
Subsequently, Dunn’s posts appeared to have been deleted, and the Facebook account no longer appears to be public.
For months, rumors have swirled that Demi may have fallen off the wagon after what she indicated in various interviews were “years” of sobriety. Back in March, Demi admitted to Dr. Phil that, in the past, she used various drugs and alcohol “very fast, very hard” and answered a lot of questions related to both addiction and the counseling she needed to become clean. In June, the lyrics of Demi’s recently released single, “Sober,” suggested to many that the pop star was admitting that she had relapsed into drug abuse.
WHAT DO YOU THINK? HAS DEMI FALLEN BACK INTO BAD HABITS FROM THE PAST? OR DO YOU THINK THIS INCIDENT IS A ONE-TIME THING BEING BLOWN OUT OF PROPORTION BY THE MEDIA?
(Photo Source: Demi Lovato Instagram account)