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Singer-songwriter Demi Lovato is reportedly awake and stable after being taken to hospital following an alleged drug overdose.
Lovato, who came out last year as sexually fluid, was reportedly taken to Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Tuesday following a call to the fire department about a medical emergency.
TMZ reported that the 25-year-old singer was treated with anti-overdose medicine Naloxone immediately after arriving.
A spokesperson for Lovato told the BBC that “Demi is awake and with her family who want to express thanks to everyone for the love, prayers and support.”
They added: “Some of the information being reported is incorrect and they respectfully ask for privacy.”
Lovato suggested last month in her new song “Sober” that she had broken her six years of sobriety. Lovato has reportedly struggled with substance abuse since she was 17.
In “Sober,” she apologized to her fans, lovers and parents, singing: “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 anymore.”
Lovato has been an LGBTQ advocate for many years and revealed last year that she was sexually fluid and open to dating women, saying: “That’s how I’ve always felt.”
“I’m very fluid, and I think love is love,” Lovato said. “You can find it in any gender. I like the freedom of being able to flirt with whoever I want.”
She also brought Danica Roem, America’s first openly transgender state legislator, as her guest to the American Music Awards to help spread an anti-bullying message.
“I wanted to have her in the audience with me tonight because I feel like we have been through some of the same things, and now we get to share this experience together,” Lovato told E! in an interview on the red carpet.
Roem said that she was “happy” to attend the Award show with Lovato, and added that they had similar views regarding bullying.
“I’m also really grateful that Demi has spent her career advocating for people who need a voice when they feel voiceless,” Roem said, “and that she understands that no matter what you look like, where you come from, how you worship, or who you love, you should be welcomed and celebrated because of who you are, not despite it.”
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