Demi Lovato hospitalized for apparent drug overdose; Atlantic City appearance cancelled

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Demi Lovato hospitalized for apparent drug overdose
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Singer Demi Lovato has reportedly been hospitalized after suffering an apparent drug overdose; Live Nation confirms the signer will not appear for a show scheduled for Wednesday in

LOS ANGELES -- Singer Demi Lovato has been hospitalized after suffering an apparent drug overdose, a source close to the family tells CNN.

Lovato's hospitalization on Tuesday comes just weeks after the singer, who has struggled with substance abuse, revealed she had recently suffered a relapse.

The pop star made the revelation about the setback in a single, "Sober," released late last month.

Lovato, 25, said in March that she was celebrating six years of sobriety.

The singer has spoken candidly in interviews about her use of cocaine and addiction to alcohol, as well as mental health issues and an eating disorder.

"Sober" did not reveal the nature of Lovato's relapse. In it she sang, "I'm sorry for the fans I lost who watched me fall again. I want to be a role model but I'm only human."

In the song Lovato also sang, "I'm sorry that I'm here again. I promise I'll get help."

Live Nation confirms the singer will not appear in a show scheduled for Thursday in Atlantic City, but has not yet offered any direction for ticket holders.

Lovato's rep released the following statement Tuesday evening:

"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."

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