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Demi Lovato 'Awake, Talking' After Apparent OD

She's with family members, rep says 'some of the information being reported is incorrect'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 25, 2018 5:22 AM CDT
Updated Jul 25, 2018 6:33 AM CDT
Demi Lovato 'Awake, Talking' After Apparent OD
In this June 25, 2018 photo, Demi Lovato performs in east London.   (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – Demi Lovato is awake in the hospital and talking to family members, a rep said Tuesday after reports the singer had been hospitalized for an apparent overdose. The family "want to express thanks to everyone for the love, prayers, and support," the rep said, per the AP. "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," per the statement, which didn't clarify what information was correct. Sources tell TMZ that Lovato "seemed happy" in photos from Monday night, when she celebrated a friend's birthday.

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E! Online and other outlets had reported that the 25-year-old, who marked six years of sobriety a few months ago, had been treated with Narcan and hospitalized after an apparent heroin overdose. Officials have declined to confirm that Lovato was the woman hospitalized after a call about a "medical emergency" in the area of her Hollywood Hills residence Tuesday. In her June song "Sober," Lovato admitted to a relapse. "Demi was never really clean and sober from all of her demons," a source tells People. "She has been fighting depression and anxiety for quite some time; and is still in such a dark place." (Read more Demi Lovato stories.)

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