The “Sober” singer, 25, was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital from her Hollywood Hills home on Tuesday, multiple sources previously confirmed. A Lovato insider previously said the star was in “stable” condition.
The star’s publicist also released a statement Tuesday evening confirming Lovato is recovering. “Demi is awake and with her family who want to express thanks to everyone for the love, prayers and support. 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.”
A representative for the Los Angeles Fire Department previously told PEOPLE they “transported a 25-year-old female patient to a local hospital,” while the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed both departments “responded to a medical emergency” in the area of her Hollywood Hills home.
Audio of the emergency call obtained by TMZ revealed the pop star was unconscious upon their arrival and revived with Narcan — an emergency medication to reverse the effects of a narcotic overdose. While TMZ reported the overdose was heroin related, the Lovato insider claimed to PEOPLE that it was not.
According to The Blast, Lovato and other people at her home were “uncooperative” with police and would not tell responders what drugs she took when questioned about her overdose. LAPD officers collected an “item of evidence” related to illegal drugs that is not typically associated with heroin, the outlet reports.
Demi Lovato‘s apparent overdose came as a shock to many of her fans, but those close to the singer say they noticed red flags for months.
“You could tell when Demi was doing well with her sobriety because she wasn’t hanging out at clubs,” a source tells PEOPLE of Lovato’s recent activities.
“She has still very much kept up her work schedule and daily life, but there have definitely been signs that she isn’t doing great with her sobriety,” the source says.
A source close to the situation adds, “Things have been a total mess for months. She and her team severed ties, and they played a large part in getting her sober years ago. She hasn’t been in a good place.”
Last week, the star traveled to Montana to record her upcoming album but was back in Paso Robles, California on Sunday for a performance at the California Mid-State Fair. On Tuesday, a source close to Lovato confirmed she was in “stable” condition after being hospitalized following an apparent overdose.
Meanwhile, another insider shares: “Demi was never really clean and sober from all of her demons. She has been fighting depression and anxiety for quite some time — and is still in such a dark place. She was sober for a while, but not completely sober for six years.”
In recent weeks leading up to her hospitalization, the singer, 25, was photographed at a club with a group that included rapper G-Eazy (though he later denied speculation of a romance) and debuted a new platinum blonde hairdo.
“She was weird and quiet. She was stand-offish and subdued, seemed a little fragile,” says a Lovato insider. “She really wanted a big change to her hair and kept saying she needs change in her life.”
Demi Lovato refused to tell paramedics what drug caused her to overdose, and law enforcement sources say no drugs were seized at her home.
Law enforcement sources say Lovato was not cooperative when EMTs worked on her at her home Tuesday morning. Those sources believed it was a heroin OD based on what they observed at her home, but a source close to Lovato tells us it was not heroin, though the source refused to divulge what caused the OD.
As we first reported, Demi was unconscious when paramedics arrived and she was brought back to consciousness with Narcan, which is used to counter the effects of opioids.
Our law enforcement sources say there is NO criminal investigation, because they did not seize any drugs and can’t determine if Demi was in possession of an illegal substance.
Celebrities are sending support to Demi Lovato following her hospitalization for a possible heroin overdose.
“I love u ddlovato,” Ariana Grande tweeted on Tuesday, July 24. Added Ellen DeGeneres: “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.”
Country singer Brad Paisley also expressed his support. “My friend @ddlovato is one of the kindest, most talented people I’ve ever met,” he tweeted. “Praying for her right now, addiction is a terrifying disease. There is no one more honest or brave than this woman.”
“Poor beautiful spirit @ddlovato I hope she’s ok, and that she makes a full recovery soon,” Lily Allen wrote. Cheat Codes’ singer Trevor Dahl, who collaborated on “No Promises” with Lovato, tweeted, “Thinking about you.”
Rise star Sean Grandillo sent the “Sorry Not Sorry” singer well wishes too. “Really upset about this horrible Demi Lovato news. Addition is real and overwhelming,” he wrote. “I hope we hear that she is okay, and that she can be supported going forward.”