Singer Demi Lovato rushed to LA hospital for ‘heroin overdose’

Singer Demi Lovato rushed to LA hospital for ‘heroin overdose’

A Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman confirmed to AFP that emergency responders transported a 25-year-old woman from an address that matches Lovato's to a hospital, but did not identify her by name or state her condition.

Extra is reporting that pop singer Demi Lovato has been rushed by ambulance and was admitted to the hospital after suffering what appears to be a heroin overdose.

The 25-year-old star was taken from her Hollywood Home to receive treatment but her condition is now unknown.

Of course, this isn't Lovato's first brush with substance abuse, as she's struggled with it for a long time and even relapsed quite recently after six years of sobriety. She shared this hard news in her single, "Sober".

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. "Wake me when the shakes are gone and the cold sweats disappear / Call me when it's over and myself has reappeared".

Lovato, who was a regular on "Barney & Friends" filmed in North Texas, attended Grapevine High School and Cross Timbers Middle School, where she shot her music video for the hit song "Waitin For You".

The former Disney star has been open about her struggles with substance abuse issues.

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She entered rehab at the age of 18, where she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

She started again with a few lines before exclaiming "f**k, I forgot the words".

Brad Paisley said he was praying for his "brave" and "honest" friend, calling addiction "a terrifying disease". A source at People has confirmed that the singer is now in "stable" condition.

Lovato taped her guest appearance on the show in December 2017.

Lovato, whose acting career has also included a recurring role on Glee, has in recent years developed a more mature image and has been politically active on issues including support for gay rights.

She had just performed a concert in Paso Robles, Calif., on Sunday.