Demi Lovato 'Awake And Responsive' After Overdose
The singer is reportedly "okay and stable" according to a source.
Update: 10:32am: A source close to Lovato has now dismissed initial reports that the young star had overdosed on heroin as it was initially believed. Despite authorities reportedly telling TMZ it was an apparent heroin overdose, that is being disputed by those allegedly close to the 25-year-old.
Lovato was revived using an emergency medication commonly referred to by the brand name Narcan (naloxone), which is used to reverse the effects of narcotic overdose, especially in the case of opioids.
Demi's family have also released a statement via a rep confirming the 25-year-old is awake and reads, "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".
Update: 8.41am: Lovato's aunt, Kerissa Dunn, has posted on social media that the 25-year-old is "awake and responsive," TMZ reports.
Update 7.14am: People have reported Lovato is "stable" according to a source close to the singer.
Earlier: Several sources are reporting Demi Lovato has been rushed to hospital after a suspected heroin overdose.
Law enforcement has spoken to TMZ saying she was transported from her home on Tuesday morning and is currently being treated.
Last month the 25-year-old singer released a single chronicling her struggles with substance and alcohol abuse, revealing she had relapsed after six years of sobriety.
In a documentary released on YouTube called Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated the young recording artist was open about her past of alcohol and substance abuse as well as her mental health.
As part of the documentary, Lovato revealed that in 2012, while she was preaching a sober lifestyle, she feared she almost overdosed.
"I wasn't working my program, I wasn't ready to get sober. I was sneaking [cocaine] on planes, I was sneaking it in bathrooms, sneaking it throughout the night… I went on a bender of like, two months where I was using daily."
"There was one night when I used a bunch of coke and I popped a few Xanax bars, and I began to choke a little bit. My heart started racing, and I thought to myself, 'Oh my God, I might be overdosing right now'."
More to come.