Demi Lovato was found unconscious in her bed after a long night of partying, and a panicked assistant called 911 … TMZ has learned.
Sources familiar with the matter tell us … Demi had invited some of her friends back to her house early Tuesday morning after a party on the Sunset Strip to celebrate the birthday of one of her backup dancers.
It’s unclear how long the party lasted, but Demi went to sleep and, at around 11 AM Tuesday one of her assistants became concerned because Demi hadn’t come out of her bedroom. The assistant entered the room and found Demi unresponsive, tried waking her and when she couldn’t … she called 911.
When paramedics arrived Demi was still unconscious. Someone at the home told paramedics Demi had been partying all night, and we’re told EMTs then determined they were dealing with an overdose. They quickly administered Narcan — an antidote to opioid ODs.
As we reported, when Demi regained consciousness she refused to tell the EMTs what drug or drugs she had taken.
The 911 call made from Demi Lovato‘s house has been released.
In audio obtained by TMZ on Thursday, the 25-year-old singer’s assistant alerts the male dispatcher of the incident while requesting him to tell paramedics to shut off the sirens.
“You’re with the patient now?” the dispatcher inquires before the assistant calmly responds, “I was, I’m downstairs. There are other people went in,” adding, “We just need to get somebody out here.”
Soon after, he tells her: “You should be hearing the sirens real soon.”
However, the pop star’s assistant did not want the sounds of the ambulance to be heard.
“Wait, no sirens please, right?” she asks as the dispatcher says, “No no, this is a medical emergency. I don’t have control over that. … This is definitely a medical emergency and we need to get there as fast as possible.”
Later in the 911 call, a male caller tells the dispatcher, “We heard the sirens. The windy street getting up here.”
Demi Lovato’s team tried to stage an intervention and get her help for her drug addiction, but the singer blew them off … TMZ has learned.
Sources close to Demi tell us members of her team noticed she was in a bad place a few weeks ago, and even confronted her about it. We’re told they offered assistance to get her back to sobriety. The plan was to urge her into a rehab program.
We’re told the intervention attempt was not successful — Demi refused and continued to party, instead. Other sources tell us she tried to make it seem like everything was okay, but her struggle became obvious shortly before Tuesday’s overdose.
There’s also this — Lovato and her longtime manager, Phil McIntyre, parted ways a couple months ago. Although neither has said why they broke off their professional relationship … we’re told Phil had a hand in the intervention efforts.
Demi Lovato‘s apparent opioid overdose and subsequent hospitalization on Tuesday “might not be her rock bottom,” an insider tells PEOPLE.
A source close to the 25-year-old “Sorry, Not Sorry” singer, speculates to PEOPLE that Lovato’s history with addiction hints that she will only seek treatment when she’s ready.
“The thing about an addict is that you become so good at hiding it,” the insider says, adding of Lovato, “She’s a really smart girl. When she had work commitments, she could pull it together. But that’s how she’s always been, and this might not be her rock bottom.”
“Demi has to want to get help. She can’t be forced into rehab or treatment,” the source alleges. “It won’t work.”
The source notes that a lot of Lovato’s longtime friends were left “shocked” and “reeling” from her latest relapse because no one knew that she had allegedly returned to using hard drugs.
“A lot of people knew she was drinking again, but not that she was using drugs again,” the source says. “That was a shock to a lot of those around her, even those who have spent extended periods of time with her over the last several weeks. When she’s slipped up or been close to slipping up in the past, the biggest concern was alcohol.”