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PITTSBURGH (CBS News) — Demi Lovato was hospitalized on Tuesday for an alleged heroin overdose, TMZ reported.
Los Angeles Police Department officials confirmed to CBS News that they responded to a drug overdose at the 8000 block of Laurel View Drive in Hollywood Hills, California, where Lovato’s home is located.
A source told ET that Lovato was “stable.” A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Fire Department told ET that at 11:22 a.m. they responded to a medical need call and transported a 25-year-old female patient to a local hospital. CBS News has reached out to Lovato’s representative.
Lovato has talked openly before about her struggle with substance abuse. In June, she released a song called “Sober” about a relapse after six years of sobriety. In the song, she apologized for letting down her family and fans.
In February, Lovato told CBS News that her single, “Tell Me You Love Me” was actually about conquering her addiction as well. “People think it’s a breakup song,” she said, “but it’s actually kind of a breakup song with myself and my bad habits.”
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The singer performed at the California Mid-State Fair on Sunday with her friend, Iggy Azalea. Azalea revealed to ET that she knew about Lovato’s relapse and was worried someone would use the news against her, but said ultimately, she was proud of Lovato for sharing her struggle in “Sober.”
“I was just really proud of her that she was honest, because it’s really hard to be honest with yourself,” Azalea told ET. “So, to be honest with the whole world, [to share] something that you struggled with very publicly, it’s something that is very admirable. I was very proud of her to see her write that song and put it out.”
In March, Lovato revealed that she had such a bad experience at the 2016 Met Gala that she thought about relapsing. She said she went straight to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting instead. Lovato called the affair “a terrible experience.”
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