Our prayers are with Demi Lovato, the 25-year-old singer, and former Disney star, who has been suffering from drug and alcohol addictions for several years.
According to the Daily Mail, Demi Lovato has been rushed to a hospital in Los Angeles after allegedly overdosing on heroin.
TMZ reports that the singer was transported from her Hollywood Hills home to an undisclosed medical facility shortly before noon on Tuesday.
A law enforcement source confirmed that the overdose occurred at Lovato’s home and that she was found unconscious before being given Narcan.
According to UsWeekly, the Narcan, which is used to reverse opioid overdose, was kept on hand by one of the singer’s friends ‘in case something like this happened.’
‘Her friends knew this was coming because she’s been using so much again. They were up all night partying the night before at her house,’ a source told UsWeekly. ‘Luckily, the Narcan worked and she will recover.’
Demi Lovato has been a vocal opponent of President Trump’s. She’s openly condemned TIME magazine for making Donald Trump “runner-up” for their “Person of The Year” cover in December 2017.
On December 6, 2017, following the release of the TIME magazine cover, Levato tweeted:
I’ve become less vocal about my distain for certain people over the past year because it only divides our country even more but this is worth speaking up about.
@TIME mag – very disappointed in your hypocrisy and disrespect toward the women on your cover.
President Trump has been very passionate about fighting the heroin and opiod addiction crisis America is facing. In January 2018, only one month after Lovato criticized TIME magazine for making Trump their “runner up” for “Person of The Year”, President Trump announced his plan to fight back against the opiod and heroin crisis in America, during his State of the Union address.
During his speech, President Donald Trump lauded a New Mexico police officer who stopped a pregnant woman from injecting heroin — and then adopted her child — as he called for a crackdown on “drug dealers and pushers” to stem the massive opioid epidemic.
Trump, during a State of the Union address that recognized Officer Ryan Holets sitting in the audience, said reforms pushed by his administration will “support our response to the terrible crisis of opioid and drug addiction.”
“In 2016, we lost 64,000 Americans to drug overdoses: 174 deaths per day. Seven per hour. We must get much tougher on drug dealers and pushers if we are going to succeed in stopping this scourge,” Trump said. “For those who have been so terribly hurt.”
“My administration is committed to fighting the drug epidemic and helping get treatment for those in need. The struggle will be long and difficult — but, as Americans always do, we will prevail.” –CNBC
Lovato has been incredibly open about her struggles with alcohol and drugs, and earlier this year debuted her single Sober in which she detailed her battles and path to recovery.
She performed that song on Sunday night at the California Mid-State Fair, her last appearance before being hospitalized on Tuesday.
During the performance, Lovato struggled to remember the words to her song.