When news broke that Demi Lovato was rushed to the hospital after an apparent drug overdose, fellow celebs took to social media with messages of support for the singer as she recovers.
TMZ reported that the 25-year-old was found unconscious in her Hollywood Hills home on Tuesday, July 24, just before 12 p.m. local time and was transported to a local hospital. According to the media outlet, Lovato was administered Narcan, a medication used to reverse an opioid overdose, and is now in stable condition.
“LAPD and LAFD responded to a medical emergency at the 8000 block of Laurel View Dr. at 11:40 a.m.,” a representative for the Los Angeles Fire Department confirmed to People but did not offer any more specifics.
There are some conflicting reports about the overdose as TMZ is reporting that it was a heroin overdose, a source close to the songstress told People it is not.
Lovato recently released an emotional ballad titled, “Sober” in which she apologized to her fans and family for relapsing with the lyrics, “Mama, I’m so sorry I’m not sober anymore / And daddy please forgive me for the drinks spilled on the floor. And I’m sorry for the fans I lost who watched me fall again / I wanna be a role model, but I’m only human.”
Following the day’s news, the hashtags #PrayForDemi and #StayStrongDemi began trending on social media and many celebrities reached out with well wishes for the former Disney Channel star.
Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres tweeted: “I love @DDLovato so much. 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.”
Country star Brad Paisley, who collaborated with Lovato on a song from his latest album, wrote: “My friend @ddlovato is one of the kindest, most talented people I’ve ever met. Praying for her right now, addiction is a terrifying disease. There is no one more honest or brave than this woman.”
Riverdale star Lili Reinhart said that Lovato was her idol and she is “praying for @ddlovato and her health. When I was 14, she was an idol to me in how she spoke so openly about mental health. And now she continues to inspire thousands of young men and women with her body positivity messages. Addiction and mental illness doesn’t discriminate.”
Actress Emmy Rossum also said that she is praying for the pop star during this time, writing, “I love you @ddlovato and I’m praying for your strength and health.
Fellow singer Lily Allen tweeted, “Poor beautiful spirit @ddlovato I hope she’s ok, and that she makes a full recovery soon.”
And blogger Perez Hilton, who admitted that he and Lovato had a “falling out” in the past, released a video in which he expressed how “hurt” he was to hear the news. “This hurts,” he said in the clip. “I want nothing bad to happen to her. I don’t even know what to say. I’m in a state of shock. Her family is a family of addicts. Her mother has been vocal about her addiction issues. Her father died of his addiction issues.”