Demi Lovato has reportedly agreed to enter a live-in rehab facility straight after she’s released from hospital following her suspected overdose.
The Cool for the Summer singer was hospitalized on 24 July, after being found unconscious in her Hollywood Hills home, and it is thought she will be released from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles later this week.
Close friends and family reportedly didn’t broach the subject of rehab right away because Demi was too ill with complications including extreme nausea and a high fever, but once her health began to stabilize, they told her she needs to seek treatment at a facility.
Editors at TMZ.com now report that the 25-year-old has now agreed to go to rehab and has already made plans with a treatment centre, although details about which facility she will be admitted to is currently unknown, and she will go directly from hospital, where she is due to be released “any day now”.
Demi previously went to Timberline Knolls rehab centre in Illinois for issues including drug and alcohol abuse, self-harm and bulimia in late 2010 to early 2011, but revealed in her 2017 documentary Simply Complicated that it wasn’t immediately successful and she still struggled with alcoholism and a cocaine addiction in the year afterwards.
The Confident singer celebrated six years of sobriety earlier this year, before confessing to her fans that she had relapsed in new song Sober, which was released in June.
According to the website, the former Disney star’s personal assistant screamed “she’s dead” after finding the singer at her home, and one of her bodyguards gave her some form of first aid as it seemed like she wasn’t breathing. Paramedics later arrived and administered Narcan, a drug that counters the affects of opioids.
Following her hospitalization, her representative said in a statement: “Demi is awake and with her family who want to express thanks to everyone for the love, prayers, and support. Some of the information being reported is incorrect and they respectfully ask for privacy and not speculation as her health and recovery is the most important thing right now.”