Pop star Demi Lovato has been rushed to hospital after she was found unconscious at her home in Los Angeles, apparently suffering from a heroin overdose, officials say. She is reported to be “okay and stable.”
The incident happened just before 12 p.m. PT on Tuesday when emergency services were called to the singer’s home in the Hollywood Hills. Scanner traffic indicated that she was unconscious at the time she was found.
Law enforcement sources told entertainment news website TMZ that Lovato was given Narcan, which is used by first responders to block the effects of opioids. She was then rushed to Cedars Sinai Medical Center.
A source told PEOPLE magazine just after 2 p.m. PT that Lovato was “okay and stable,” but other details were not yet available. A spokesperson for the singer did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Lovato, who is 25 years old, has been open about her lengthy history of substance abuse. In a song released on June 21, the singer revealed that she had suffered a relapse.
Lovato was scheduled to perform at the Atlantic City Beach in New Jersey on Thursday, but organizers said her appearance has been canceled as a result of Tuesday’s incident. Meanwhile, Fox has replaced Tuesday’s episode of the game show Beat Shazam because it features the singer.
Lovato, who rose to fame as an actress for the Disney Channel, has in the past few years become one of the most popular pop singers. Her album “Confident” was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2017.
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