It’s all about health, now! Demi Lovato suffered a devastating overdose on July 24, and though she had many shows and appearances lined up, she’s clearing her schedule to focus on her wellbeing now. That will likely include a trip back to rehab, according to friends.
“Demi is not going to be doing any of her upcoming shows and all of her team was informed that they are on an indefinite hiatus,” a source close to Demi told Radar. “Her family is not letting her out of their sight.” The source said she’s almost certain that Demi will voluntarily check herself into a treatment program following her hospitalization. “She is being cooperative with everyone around her right now.”
Demi is currently at Cedars-Sinai hospital surrounded by family. She was rushed there after overdosing in her home earlier today. Police were called to the scene, administered Narcan to combat the narcotics overdose, and then took her to the hospital for further treatment. Luckily, she’s now awake and alert.
Demi has always been up front about her mental illness and drug addictions, and last year she opened up about her most recent stint in treatment. She said that she knew she needed to seek help when she wasn’t allowed to see her younger half-sister, Madison De La Garza.
“There were a few [interventions], but the final one, everyone was like, ‘We are no longer going to leave, we aren’t leaving,’” Demi, 25, explained on The Jonathan Ross Show in September of 2017. “That was the moment when I thought, ‘OK, I really need to get help and get sober.’”
She added, “I knew that I had a lot of life ahead of me, but one of the main reasons of getting sober was so that I could be around my little sister because my mom and dad [said I couldn’t be around her] if I was doing stuff.”
Hopefully her mom and sister will be able to help her once again. Demi had been sober for six years when she admitted in June that she had relapsed with an emotional new song called “Sober.”
Demi entered rehab at the age of 18 for depression and substance abuse issues. In addition, the former child star also suffered from bulimia and self-harm, which she also addressed during treatment. In a 2016 interview with Glamour, she revealed how hard it was to finally kick her destructive lifestyle.
“Getting sober was difficult,” Demi told the magazine. “I went into rehab, I came out, and I didn’t stay sober. I still had issues occasionally. Now some days it’s difficult; some days it’s easy. But I like to focus on what I’m doing now, which is giving back. I’ve done interventions with people I’ve been close to…Now there’s not a void anymore. The void is filled by me taking care of myself.” We hope she finds a treatment that can help her again!