More details have emerged in Demi Lovato's reported brush with death, as her bodyguard has been regarded as her savior.
Her personal assistant reportedly screamed out, “She’s dead! She's dead!" when she found Lovato in her bedroom on the morning of July 24, according to TMZ.
The singer’s bodyguard, who rushed to the bedside of the stricken pop star, is now being credited with saving her life.
Lovato "was not breathing. There was blood on her pillow ... and her airways may have been clogged," TMZ reported.
When paramedics arrived, they administered Narcan, which reverses the effects of an opioid overdose.
The bodyguard lifted up Lovato and tried to clear her airway, to get her breathing, according to TMZ.
The assistant also called 911, asking first responders to avoid using sirens in an apparent attempt to keep her medical crisis quiet.
But the 911 operator flatly refused, saying, "No, no, no, no, no. This is a medical emergency. I don't have control over that. Sorry about that. This is definitely a medical emergency for her. We need to get there as fast as possible.”
Inside Edition played the 911 recording to Shannon O'Neill, a paramedic supervisor in New York last week following its release.
“Driving with lights and sirens to a scene saves us an average of over three minutes getting into a call," she said. "In an overdose situation, those three minutes are critical in saving a life."