POP star Demi Lovato has reportedly been rushed to a Los Angeles hospital after suffering a suspected heroin overdose.
TMZ is reporting that the star was taken from a home in the Hollywood Hills just before 12pm local time on Tuesday (5am AEST), and is currently being treated. Her condition is not known.
Stars such as Ellen DeGeneres, Shawn Mendes and Brad paisley took to Twitter to send well-wishes to Lovato.
Lovato has been open about her struggles with substance abuse over the years. She has spoken about living in a “sober” home after a release from a drug addiction treatment centre.
The star said she had been six years sober from cocaine but last month she released a song called Sober where she revealed she had had a relapse.
The song included lyrics like: “I’m so sorry I’m not sober anymore” and “I promise I’ll get help/It wasn’t my intention/I’m sorry to myself.”
Lovato previously completed a stint in rehab at age 18 for drugs, self-harm and an eating disorder before getting sober in 2012.
I love @DDLovato so much. It breaks my heart that she is going through this. She is a light in this world, and I am sending my love to her and her family.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) July 24, 2018
My friend @ddlovato is one of the kindest, most talented people I’ve ever met. Praying for her right now, addiction is a terrifying disease. There is no one more honest or brave than this woman.
— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) July 24, 2018
My thoughts and Prayers go out to Demi Lovato! I hope she’s okay..
Stay strong @ddlovato
— Shawn Mendes (@shawnsmutual) July 24, 2018
She recently discussed her battle in the 2017 documentary Simply Complicated, in which she spoke of experimenting with cocaine at 17 and that she “loved it” right away.
“My dad was an addict and an alcoholic,” Lovato said in the documentary. “Guess I always searched for what he found in drugs and alcohol because it fulfilled him and he chose that over a family.”
Despite her stint in rehab, Lovato said that she often lied about her sobriety in the media, and would frequently sneak drugs on planes in bathrooms, and conduct interviews discussing her sobriety while high.
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Originally published as Lovato ‘hospitalised after OD’