“Let it Go” hit-maker Demi Lovato was on Tuesday afternoon rushed to a Los Angeles hospita after suffering an apparent drug overdose, according to reports from PEOPLE, CNN, ABC News, and other sources. The singer’s rep has since issued a statement announcing that Demi’s now awake.
“Demi is awake and with her family who want to express thanks to everyone for the love, prayers, and support,” the spokesperson told Variety.
“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.”
Los Angeles police confirmed that they responded to a call at a home on the same block Demi lives on in the Hollywood Hills for a female victim of a possible overdose, but L.A. police department spokesman Raymond Brown declined to name the individual who was eventually transported to a local hospital.
TMZ, who broke the story, initially reported that according to law enforcement sources, Demi’s overdose was related to heroin.
Sources close to the singer deny the drug’s involvement, though. “Law enforcement sources say Lovato was not cooperative when EMTs arrived at her home Tuesday morning,” TMZ reported.
“Those sources believed it was a heroin OD based on what they observed at her home, but a source close to Lovato tells us it was not heroin, though the source refused to divulge what caused the OD.”
Law enforcement officials reportedly did not seize any drugs from the house, and as of right now, they’re not planning on pursuing criminal charges.
The incident comes just one month after Demi revealed that she had relapsed in a song titled “Sober.” She previously announced in March that she was celebrating six years of sobriety.
Throughout the past few years, Demi has been open about her struggle with addiction. She’s battled alcohol and substance abuse, in addition to an eating disorder and bipolar disorder.
Other celebrities, along with Demi’s fans, have expressed their love for her as she recovers in the hospital.
We wish her quick recovery.