Demi Lovato will not headline Atlantic City concert after reported overdose
Demi Lovato was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital from her Hollywood Hills home just before noon Tuesday and was administered an emergency treatment for narcotic overdose, according to reports from TMZ.
People magazine reports that Lovato is stable, according to a close source, and TMZ says that Lovato’s aunt has posted that the former Disney star is awake and responsive.
Lovato was scheduled to perform in Atlantic City on Thursday, but a city official confirmed to the Inquirer and Daily News that Lovato would not be headlining. The Press of Atlantic City quoted Casino Reinvestment Development Authority executive director Matt Doherty saying that Live Nation is working to book a different act to fill in for her Thursday night. City officials said they had not been informed of Live Nation’s plans. Representatives for music promoters Live Nation did not immediately return requests for comment.
The concert was Lovato’s only East Coast date this season; Lauv was scheduled to open.
She was also scheduled to appear on Fox’s Beat Shazam Tuesday night in a pre-taped episode. According to a Fox release, the episode had been pulled and was to be replaced with another new Season Two episode.
Following Lovato’s hospitalization, celebrities offered kind words on Twitter.
sending huge recovery love to Demi. this is a very personal moment and respected delicately. all we can do is send our best wishes and love. addiction isn’t simple nor easy. you’re very loved, @ddlovato you’ll beat this as you did before. 🙏🏽
— Kehlani (@Kehlani) July 24, 2018
I love @DDLovato so much. It breaks my heart that she is going through this. She is a light in this world, and I am sending my love to her and her family.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) July 24, 2018
My friend @ddlovato is one of the kindest, most talented people I’ve ever met. Praying for her right now, addiction is a terrifying disease. There is no one more honest or brave than this woman.
— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) July 24, 2018
The pop singer and her family have been open about their struggles with mental health and addiction in the past. She has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and was previously hospitalized. In a 2015 interview with Elle, Lovato said, “I knew at a young age I had a problem,” and in her recent YouTube documentary Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated, she talked about her past addiction. “I just came to a breaking point; the next 12 months were extremely difficult,” she said about her decision to seek treatment.
Lovato’s latest personal address of her substance abuse and health issues is in her song “Sober,” where she reveals she has relapsed after six years. The song was released June 21. She tweeted a clip of the new music with the caption “My Truth.”
On Saturday, Lovato tweeted her feelings about the song:
Never been more proud of a song in my life..
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) July 21, 2018
Staff writer Amy S. Rosenberg contributed to this article.
Published at Wed, 25 Jul 2018 02:20:24 +0000