Demi's Overdose Nightmare: Inside Lovato's Downward Spiral 1 Year Later
Demi Lovato is marking the one-year anniversary of her terrifying overdose on July 24.
Fans were stunned last summer after the star nearly lost her life!
Emergency personnel responded to Lovato's home and she was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The singer/actress was allegedly "unconscious" after a night long bender, according to a 911 call.
Law enforcement sources claimed she was revived with Narcan, which treats opiate overdoses.
Previously, Lovato, 26, had confessed she'd relapsed on drugs and alcohol after six years of sobriety in her heartbreaking song “Sober.”
Following her drug overdose, Lovato went into rehab for 90 days, getting released in early November 2018.
For years, Lovato had acknowledged going through sobriety struggles, an eating disorder and a bipolar condition. She said she first tried cocaine as a teenage Disney star.
After her OD, the former Sonny with a Chance star wrote on Instagram, "I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction. What I've learned is that this illness is not something that disappears or fades with time. It is something I must continue to overcome and have not done yet."
Now it's been a year since her downward spiral and devoted followers are hoping her trouble is a thing of the past.
On July 24, 2018, the "Heart Attack" singer was found unresponsive when paramedics arrived at her Hollywood Hills home following an overdose.
Lovato survived after being rushed to the hospital.
Off The Wagon
Before Lovato's OD, there was terrible foreshadowing. Just weeks before her drug-related medical crisis, the star had worried fans by confessing she'd relapsed on drugs and alcohol. Lovato admitted it by singing about the problem in her song “Sober.”
RadarOnline.com learned about her overdose that Lovato's drug use may have spiraled so out of control, she was sticking needles in her arms to get high. “Demi had evidence of intravenous drug use when she was taken to the hospital after her drug overdose,” a source told RadarOnline.com. “The physical signs were on her arms.”
Lovato might have died—but the star's assistant found her unresponsive in bed just before noon following a night of hard partying and summoned emergency personnel, RadarOnline.com learned.
The admitted addict's hospital stay was extended to address her mental health issues, RadarOnline.com reported at the time.
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Lovato was released from the hospital on August 4, 2018 after recovering from her overdose.
On August 5, 2018, Lovato wrote her fans on social media after the ordeal, “I now need time to heal and focus on my sobriety and road to recovery. The love you have all shown me will never be forgotten and I look forward to the day where I can say I came out on the other side.”
However, after Lovato's hospital stay, she needed more help. She went into rehab for 90 days, getting released in early November 2018.
Four months after her overdose, Lovato updated followers on her progress: "I am sober and grateful to be alive and taking care of ME."
The singer was caught in a passionate make out session with fashion designer boyfriend Henri Levy outside of Malibu restaurant at the end of last year. But they split up in 2019 after just a few weeks together.
No Man Ban
Lovato's friends urged her to take a year off dating after she called it quits with Henri, an alleged hard partier, a RadarOnline.com source said. “Everyone’s biggest fear is seeing Demi go off the rails again but there’s a real chance that could happen if she goes through another bad break-up.”
RadarOnline.com exclusively learned that Lovato is "still sober" a year after her hospitalization—mostly due to a sober coach.
Lovato's beloved mom Dianna De La Garza and the star's ex-boyfriend, Wilmer Valderrama, have also helped the star stay on a positive path, a source recently told RadarOnline.com.
Lovato almost didn’t make it. But she survived and now she's determined to thrive, RadarOnline.com recently reported. The brave singer has hired Scooter Braun and is working on a "complete career overhaul. She is working on a new album and is intent on fixing all of the bridges that she burned,” a source said.