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Demi Lovato Headed Straight To Rehab After Hospital Stay, Sources Say
Demi Lovato is reportedly planning to get help.
Following a drug overdose, Demi Lovato is reportedly headed to rehab.
Emergency responders were called to the 25-year-old singer’s home in the Hollywood Hills on July 24 and found her unconscious. Paramedics treated her with naloxone, an opioid overdose reversal medication, according to NBC News. and a spokesperson for Lovato later confirmed to the outlet that she was “awake” and with her family.
Lovato is currently recovering at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to NBC News, and now reports from Us Weekly suggest that Lovato will be getting help soon.
Lovato “is going straight to rehab after she leaves” the hospital, according to the source, who added that the singer “knows she needs to finally get serious help.”
TMZ reports that Lovato will go straight from the hospital to a live-in treatment facility. Lovato’s family initially waited to raise the issue because Lovato grew sick while in the hospital from complications related to her overdose, TMZ also says.
Earlier reports indicate that Lovato is on the road to recovery, however, with her ex of nearly six years Wilmer Valderrama paying frequent visits to her bedside. TMZ’s reports that she will be released from the hospital “any day now.”
In a lengthy Instagram post on Sunday, the 25-year-old singer addressed her struggle with addiction for the first time since her hospitalization.
“I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction,” she wrote.
“What I've learned is that this illness is not something that disappears or fades with time. It is something I must continue to overcome and have not done yet.”
On the day of Lovato’s overdose, her bodyguard entered the home to find Lovato’s assistant screaming, “She’s dead! She’s dead!”, according to TMZ. There was reportedly blood on Lovato’s pillow and vomit near her, and she appeared to not be breathing, prompting Lovato’s bodyguard to try and clear her airway and allow her to breathe before paramedics arrived.
After celebrating six years of sobriety in March, Lovato released “Sober,” a track that may have hinted toward a relapse.
Following news of Lovato’s condition, celebrities from Cardi B to Justin Timberlake shared their well wishes for Lovato on Twitter.
Some close to Lovato — like one of her backup dancers, Dani Vitale — have been accused on social media of enabling Lovato’s addiction, which prompted Vitale to post a plea on Instagram for fans to stop the “negativity” towards “the ones who care about Demi.”
[Photo: Demi Lovato Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic, via Getty Images]