Demi Lovato Rushed to Hospital for Apparent Heroin Overdose, 6 Year Sobriety Broken


American singer-songwriter Demi Lovato was rushed to a hospital on July 24 after an apparent heroin overdose, according to reports from TMZ.

The media outlet confirmed the overdose happened at Lovato’s Hollywood Hills home just days after performing her new single, “Sober.”

Lovato, 25, has been candid about her love affair with drugs. She first tried cocaine at 17, she has said, and was immediately hooked.

“I loved it,” Lovato said in her recently released YouTube documentary “Simply Complicated.”

“I felt out of control with the coke the first time that I did it.”

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Lovato has since battled drug addiction, which she revealed has plagued her family.

Lovato’s mother desperately tried to keep her daughter away from drugs after watching firsthand how drugs destroyed her own family.

“My dad was an addict and an alcoholic,” said Lovato.

“I guess I always searched for what he found in drugs and alcohol because it fulfilled him and he chose that over a family.”

Lovato had been 6 years sober from alcohol, cocaine and Oxycontin. But she had relapsed, and even wrote about it in her newly released single, “Sober.”

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In the song, Lovato apologized to her parents and fans for not being sober anymore. She had just performed the single on July 22 at the California Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles with entertainer Iggy Azalea.

Lovato was slated to perform this weekend in Atlantic City.

Friends and fans have been expressing their distress for the ailing star on social media. “I love u,” Ariana Grande said to Lovato on Twitter.

Others have written to wish Lovato a full recovery, lamenting over the disaster that drugs bring upon entire families and communities.

Lovato was reportedly given Narcan at her home before being transported to the hospital.

As of now, no statement has been issued regarding her condition.

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A graduate of Grand Canyon University, Kim Davis has been writing for The Western Journal since 2015, focusing on lifestyle stories.
Kim Davis began writing for The Western Journal in 2015. Her primary topics cover family, faith, and women. She has experience as a copy editor for the online publication Thoughtful Women. Kim worked as an arts administrator for The Phoenix Symphony, writing music education curriculum and leading community engagement programs throughout the region. She holds a degree in music education from Grand Canyon University with a minor in eating tacos.
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