Demi Lovato was found unconscious in her Los Angeles home on Tuesday after an overdose. The 25-year-old was administered Narcan, a medication used to reverse opioid overdose, apparently by her friends who had been on a "binger" the night before and had an emergency supply on hand. Paramedics arrived to rush the pop star to the hospital just before noon.
Her ex-boyfriend, 38-year-old Wilmer Valderrama, was "shocked" by the news. Though the couple broke up in June 2016 after six years of dating, a source said that "he's the love of her life and vice versa." The former That '70s Show actor has been visiting Lovato at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The singer's family has also been by her side, releasing a statement to "express thanks to everyone for the love, prayers, and support."
Lovato has been open about her history of struggling with addiction. She has battled bipolar disorder, eating disorders, self-harm, and substance abuse over the years. She spent several months in treatment in 2011 and then lived in a sober-living facility for a year. The singer recently celebrated five years of sobriety in March. Her song "Sober," which was released two months ago, revealed her recent relapse with lyrics such as, "momma I'm so sorry I'm not sober anymore / And Daddy please forgive me for the drinks spilled on the floor / To the ones who never left me, we've been down this road before / I'm so sorry, I'm not sober."
Sources close to Lovato noted that she had "pushed her true friends away," and begun hanging out again with friends who did not have her best interests in mind. She was reportedly partying with them at a birthday party in West Hollywood for 12 hours straight on Monday night before her overdose. The singer is reported to have severed ties in recent months with her team that had helped her with her sobriety.
In the past, Lovato had said of her struggles, "You just have to take it one day at a time; some days are easier than others and some days you forget about drinking and using, but for me, I work on my physical health, which is important, but my mental health as well." In addition to therapy, she said, "I make sure I stay on my medications. I go to AA meetings. I do what I can physically in the gym. I make it a priority."