July 24, 2018
Demi Lovato was reportedly hospitalized Tuesday after suffering what appears to be a heroin overdose, according to a report from TMZ.
According to TMZ’s report, Lovato was treated with Narcan (a heroin overdose antidote) at her home in Hollywood Hills after celebrating a friend’s birthday Monday night.
Variety reports Lovato is “stable.”
Lovato was scheduled to perform on the beach in Atlantic City this Thursday, July 26, as part of the city’s ongoing concert series on the sand. The concert was announced in May and had been Lovato's only East Coast performance scheduled for this year. According to a report from the Press of Atlantic City, her performance has been cancelled:
Demi Lovato will NOT be performing on the beach in Atlantic City on Thursday, LiveNation confirms to The Press of AC's @ACPressDanzis . A replacement act for Thursday's concert will be announced soon.— John DeRosier (@ACPressDeRosier) July 24, 2018
Lovato has struggled with addiction at different points in her career and has addressed the struggles publicly, even releasing a documentary in 2012 detailing her rehab.
In March, Lovato posted on Twitter celebrating her sobriety:
Just officially turned 6 years sober. So grateful for another year of joy, health and happiness. It IS possible. 🙏🏼— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) March 15, 2018
Then, in the song “Sober,” which was released in June, Lovato sang the line “I’m so sorry, I’m not sober anymore.”
“Demi’s Atlantic City appearance on July 26th has been canceled in light of today’s news," LiveNation said in a statement issued late Tuesday.
"Tickets will be valid to attend the Lauv performance on July 26th along with The Chainsmokers show on July 29th as part of the Atlantic City BeachFest Concert Series. Refunds are also available at point of purchase if preferred.”
This is a developing story. We'll update with more information as it becomes available.