UPDATE: A source tells People that she’s stable and that contrary to what TMZ said, she didn’t overdose on heroin. TMZ also said that Demi was unconscious when paramedics showed up and they treated her with Narcan before taking her to the hospital.
UPDATE 3: TMZ is also now saying that whatever Demi overdosed on, it wasn’t heroin.
There’s a special spot in my heart for Demi Lovato. Between saying whatever she wants on Twitter to looking deeply unimpressed at awards shows, Demi is a no-fucks-given diamond in the rough. I wish I was about to tell a story of Demi hissing at someone on social media, but this isn’t it. TMZ says that Demi was rushed to the hospital for a heroin overdose.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ that 25-year-old Demi was taken from her home in the Hollywood Hills just before noon today and transported to a Los Angeles hospital. Her current condition isn’t known. Sources close to Demi tell TMZ that she’d been struggling recently. Demi is scheduled to perform in Atlantic City on the 26th.
Demi has been pretty open about her issues with drugs and booze, and has spoken about the kind of things that test her sobriety (like the obnoxiousness of the Met Gala, which would test anyone, to be honest). Three months ago, she was defending herself against people suggesting she might have taken a break in her sober journey. It seemed like Demi was keeping it together, until last month when she confessed she had broken her sobriety in a song titled “Sober.” She was also rumored to be seeing G-Eazy, who was arrested back in May for coke possession.
The details are still pretty murky, and all we really know for certain is that Demi is in the hospital. I just hope that if her old boss Barney the Purple Dinosaur hears this, he doesn’t think to swing by with some flowers. Hearing Barney’s awful voice will only make things worse.