Several celebrities, including recent collaborators, publicly offered support for Demi Lovato amid reports that the pop singer had been hospitalized after an apparent overdose.
Singer Kehlani, who opened for Lovato on her recent tour, tweeted that she was “sending huge recovery love to Demi. This is a very personal moment and respected delicately. All we can do is send our best wishes and love.”
Clean Bandit, who released a song in May featuring Lovato, also tweeted, saying, “All our thoughts and prayers are with you.”
“I love (Demi Lovato) so much,” tweeted Ellen DeGeneres, who has had Lovato on her show many times. “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.”
The Los Angeles Fire Department responded at 11:22 a.m. to a medical emergency call on the 8000 block of Laurel View Drive in Hollywood Hills, a department spokeswoman said. That is the block where Lovato’s home is located.
Emergency workers transported a 25-year-old to a local hospital, the LAFD spokeswoman said. Citing protocol, she declined to identify the patient.
Lovato’s representatives did not immediately return the Post’s inquires.
TMZ, citing an unnamed law enforcement source, reported Lovato had been hospitalized after a heroin overdose. NBC Los Angeles reported she had been transported to Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for a suspected overdose, citing “sources familiar with the incident.” And People reported that a source “close to the singer” said Lovato was in stable condition.
The pop singer has been open about her struggles with addiction, as well as her bipolar diagnosis, becoming a mental health advocate.
In March, Lovato tweeted that she had been sober for six years. Last month, she released a song called “Sober,” in which she sang, “I’m so sorry, I’m not sober anymore.”
After the TMZ report, several celebrities, including many fellow musicians, tweeted their urgent well wishes. They included Ariana Grande, Brad Paisley, Lily Allen, Meghan Trainor and Ruby Rose.
Kehlani also tweeted that “addiction isn’t one of those things you can put yourself in the shoes of. You had to have fought the fight yourself or had it rip your family apart your entire life. ... Even then, the latter is still not the same thing. This isn’t the time for the picking apart or making light of.”