Demi Lovato's Overdose Followed a Wild Night of Partying at Her California Home: Report
Friends say the singer has been in a downward spiral since April.
Singer Demi Lovato is recovering in a California hospital after a reported drug overdose during a wild, all-night party at her home.
There are strict measures in place to protect Lovato as she recovers at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Two security guards are reportedly stationed outside her room and they have been ordered not to allow any visitors in to see the singer unless specifically approved by her mother. The rooms on either side of hers are also being kept vacant to give her even more privacy.
Lovato is now said to have suffered a methamphetamine overdose and not heroin, as initially reported
Friends say her downward spiral began in April, not long after she posted a message on social media saying, "Today is a very special day for me. I am officially celebrating six years of sobriety. I am so thankful."
She reportedly severed ties with her life coach, Mike Beyer, and with Cast Centers, a rehab program she co-owns with him.
Friends feared that a photo posted April 7, showed that she had started drinking again.
Last month she released a song, “Sober,” which appeared to reveal she had fallen off the wagon.
"I’m sorry that I’m here again," she sings in the tune. "I promise I’ll get help."
When she tried to sing it at a concert Sunday, she struggled to remember the lyrics.
There is now an outpouring of love and support from her colleagues.
Lady Gaga was among celebs expressing their well wishes.
"We should all wrap our arms of love around Demi Lovato," the "Bad Romance" singer said."
Justin Bieber told photographers that he is praying for her.
Her ex-boyfriends are also pulling for her.
Joe Jonas posted, "We all know how strong you are Demi."
Another former beau, Wilmer Valderrama, is reportedly "shocked," according to People.
Addiction specialist Dr. Charles Sophy spoke to Inside Edition about Lovato's next move when she gets out of the hospital.
"The biggest next step is to forgive herself, realize she made a mistake and move forward," he said.
She won America’s heart as a child star on “Barney & Friends” in 2002 and has been in the spotlight ever since.
She has always been open about her battles with addiction, bi-polar disorder and bulimia.
Her father, Patrick Lovato, also battled mental health issues and addiction.
“She never had a childhood," he told Inside Edition in 2010. "She never went to school. I thought there was going to be a problem but I just wanted my girl to be happy."
She spoke out at the 2016 Democratic National Convention about mental illness and in a YouTube documentary, she revealed she had overdosed on cocaine.
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