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TMZ: Demi Lovato Overdoses

Sources say she was treated with Narcan, rushed to hospital
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 24, 2018 3:55 PM CDT
Updated Jul 24, 2018 6:34 PM CDT
In this May 20, 2018 file photo, Demi Lovato arrives at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
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(Newser) – Demi Lovato was rushed to the hospital after apparently overdosing on heroin Tuesday morning, law enforcement sources tell TMZ. The sources say Lovato was treated with Narcan, an emergency treatment for narcotic overdoses, at her Hollywood Hills home before being transported to a Los Angeles hospital. The Los Angeles Fire Department and Los Angeles Police Department confirm to Page Six and USA Today that emergency personnel and officers responded to a report of a possible OD at a residence on Lovato's block Tuesday and transported a 25-year-old woman to a hospital. Per TMZ, Lovato was unconscious when first responders arrived but her aunt has since posted on social media that she is "awake and responsive."

The singer, who in March celebrated six years of sobriety from drugs and alcohol, released a song in June that appeared to confess she was no longer sober. She had just performed Sunday at the California Mid-State Fair, and was scheduled to hit the road this week for a show in Atlantic City on Thursday. TMZ's sources say she was celebrating a friend's birthday in West Hollywood on Monday night. After the reported overdose made headlines, celebrities including Ariana Grande, Lily Allen, Ellen DeGeneres, and Brad Paisley tweeted support for Lovato. (The singer has been open about her struggles with addiction.)

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