Demi Lovato 'awake and with her family' after apparent overdose: A look at her struggles with drugs and alcohol

Demi Lovato is “awake and with her family” following an apparent overdose.

Yahoo Entertainment confirmed the singer was rushed to the hospital Tuesday for a medical emergency. TMZ reports that when paramedics arrived at Lovato’s home, the 25-year-old singer was unconscious; she was revived with Narcan, an emergency treatment for narcotic overdoses. TMZ claims she suffered what appeared to be a heroin overdose; however, a source tells Yahoo “it’s not heroin.” Regardless, the good news is that Lovato is OK.

“Demi is awake and with her family who want to express thanks to everyone for the love, prayers and support,” a rep for the singer tells Yahoo in a statement. “Some of the information being reported is incorrect and they respectfully ask for privacy and not speculation as her health and recovery is the most important thing right now.”  

The scary incident comes one month after Lovato released her personal new ballad “Sober,” in which she sings about falling off the wagon. Although the former Disney star didn’t elaborate on what caused her to relapse, Lovato has been open about battling alcohol and substance abuse — namely cocaine and prescription pills — in the past. She has never mentioned heroin.

In her 2017 YouTube documentary Simply Complicated, Lovato revealed that she began using drugs at age 17. “I felt out of control the first time I did it. My dad was an addict and an alcoholic,” she admitted. “Guess I always searched for what he found in drugs and alcohol because it fulfilled him and he chose that over a family.”

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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Demi Lovato attends 2008 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre on November 23, 2008 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by ANDREAS BRANCH/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - NOVEMBER 30: Recording artist Demi Lovato performs onstage at the 2008 Hollywood Holiday Winterfest on November 30, 2008 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)
WESTWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Demi Lovato arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Twilight' at the Mann Village and Bruin Theaters on November 17, 2008 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Demi Lovato Arrives For The Disney Channel European Premiere Of Camp Rock At The Royal Festival Hall On The South Bank In Central London. (Photo by Justin Goff\UK Press via Getty Images)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - SEPTEMBER 14: Actress/singer Demi Lovato arrives at the City of Hope benefit concert at the Gibson Amphitheater on September 14, 2008 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
NEILL J. SCHUTZER/�2008 RAMEY PHOTO NEW YORK 8/29/08 DEMI LOVATO LEAVING HER HOTEL IN NEW YORK NJSSR (Photo by Philip Ramey/Corbis via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 03: Demi Lovato seen on the streets of Manhattan on September 3, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
Singer Demi Lovato arrives at the 2008 Teen Choice Awards at Gibson Amphitheater on August 3, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Demi Lovato attends 2009 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS at NOKIA Theatre LA Live on November 22, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by ANDREAS BRANCH/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Singer Demi Lovato performs onstage during City of Hope's 2nd Annual Concert For Hope at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on October 25, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 25: Recording artist Demi Lovato arrives for Disney's 2nd Annual Concert For Hope at the Nokia Theatre on October 25, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kristian Dowling/Getty Images)
Recording artist Demi Lovato spends an hour meeting fans and signing autographs at an AT&T store in Orlando, Florida, Sunday, August 2, 2009. (Photo by Nick Masuda/Orlando Sentinel/MCT via Getty Images)
LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 883 -- Pictured: Demi Lovato during a skit on September 3, 2013 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 12: Demi Lovato attends the 2010 American Music Awards nomination announcements held at JW Marriott - Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE on October 12, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 23: Demi Lovato arrives at Padres Contra El Cancer's 25th Anniversary Gala Honoring George Lopez & Enrique Alejo at The Hollywood Palladium on September 23, 2010 in Hollywood, CA. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
- AUGUST 18: Demi Lovato attends Disney Channel Hosts 'Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam' at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on August 18, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by RICHARD KOEK/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - Celebrating the release of the movie musical 'Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam,' which premieres September 3rd on the Disney Channel, Demi Lovato and cast members rock Central Park as part of the GMA Summer Concert Series, on GOOD MORNING AMERICA, 8/13/10 airing on the ABC Television Network. GM10 (Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images) DEMI LOVATO
SUNRISE, FL - DECEMBER 10: Demi Lovato performs at the Y 100 Jingle Ball at BankAtlantic Center on December 10, 2011 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 10: Singer/actress Demi Lovato arrives at the 12th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on November 10, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 11: Demi Lovato is seen on October 11, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 11: Demi Lovato visits Extra at The Grove on October 11, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images for Extra)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 20: Singer/tv personality Demi Lovato attends the season finale of Fox's 'The X Factor' at CBS Television City on December 20, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Barry King/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 17: X Factor Judge Demi Lovato attends Fox's 'The X Factor' season finale news conference at CBS Television City on December 17, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 16: Demi Lovato performs onstage at the 'VH1 Divas' show held at The Shrine Auditorium on December 16, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
SUNRISE, FL - DECEMBER 20: Demi Lovato participates in Y 100 Jingle Ball at BB&T Center on December 20, 2013 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Aaron Davidson/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 11: Singer Demi Lovato attends The Hollywood Reporter's 22nd annual Women In Entertainment Breakfast Honoring Oprah Winfrey at Beverly Hills Hotel on December 11, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 22: Demi Lovato performs onstage during 93.3 FLZ�s Jingle Ball 2014 at Amalie Arena on December 22, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Tim Boyles/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 18: Singer Demi Lovato attends 103.5 KISS FM's Jingle Ball on December 18, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Gabriel Grams/FilmMagic)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 15: Demi Lovato attends HOT 99.5�s Jingle Ball 2014, Presented by Mattress Warehouse at the Verizon Center on December 15, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
Demi Lovato performs during Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve at Times Square on December 31, 2015 in New York City.
TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 19: Demi Lovato attends the 2015 93.3 FLZ Jingle Ball at Amalie Arena on December 19, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 18: Demi Lovato attends the 2015 Y100 Jingle Ball at BB&T Center on December 18, 2015 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 11: Singer-songwriter Demi Lovato attends Billboard's 10th Annual Women In Music at Cipriani 42nd Street on December 11, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
Recording artist Demi Lovato attends 2016 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards in Hollywood, California, on November 14, 2016. / AFP / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
Singer Demi Lovato performs at the 2016 Global Citizen Festival in Central Park to end extreme poverty by 2030 at Central Park on September 24, 2016 in New York City. / AFP / ANGELA WEISS (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 24: Singer Demi Lovato attends the 2016 Global Citizen Festival In Central Park To End Extreme Poverty By 2030 at Central Park on September 24, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Global Citizen)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - DECEMBER 31: Demi Lovato performs onstage at Fontainebleau Miami Beach on December 31, 2017 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images for Fontainebleau Miami Beach)
PASO ROBLES, CA - JULY 22: Demi Lovato performs during the 2018 California Mid-State Fair on July 22, 2018 in Paso Robles, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)
US singer Demi Lovato performs on stage during the Rock in Rio Lisboa music festival at Bela Vista Park in Lisbon, on June 24, 2018. (Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA / AFP) (Photo credit should read MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP/Getty Images)
BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS -- Red Carpet Arrivals -- 2018 BBMA's at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada -- Pictured: Demi Lovato -- (Photo by: Brian Friedman/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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The former Camp Rock star first went to rehab in 2010. Along with seeking treatment for alcohol and drugs, she received therapy for an eating disorder and self-harming. However, she relapsed shortly after leaving.

“I wasn’t working my program, I wasn’t ready to get sober. I was sneaking [cocaine] on planes, I was sneaking it in bathrooms, sneaking it throughout the night,” she explained in Simply Complicated. “I went on a bender of, like, two months where I was using daily. … There was one night when I used a bunch of coke and I popped a few Xanax bars, and I began to choke a little bit. My heart started racing, and I thought to myself, ‘Oh my God, I might be overdosing right now.’”

Lovato — who was also diagnosed as bipolar — said she went through “about 20” different sober companions. When her whole team threatened to walk out on her unless she got help, she entered rehab again in 2012.

In March, the “Skyscraper” singer celebrated six years of sobriety. She opened up about the triumph during an emotional moment at one of her concerts: “Yesterday, six years ago, I was drinking vodka out of a Sprite bottle at nine in the morning, throwing up in the car, and I just remember thinking, ‘This is no longer cute. This is no longer fun. And I’m just like my dad.’ So I made changes in my life. … The reason why I became so open about my story is because I know that there are people here tonight that need to ask for help, and I want them to know that it’s OK. Mental health is something that we all need to talk about, and we need to take the stigma away from it. So let’s raise the awareness. Let’s let everybody know it’s OK to have a mental illness and addiction problem.”

But signs of trouble surfaced in April. While enjoying a night out with Disney alums in Hollywood, it appeared Lovato was holding a drink in one photo. She defended herself online, saying “it was red bull.”

Lovato began cryptically tweeting about her “truth” and starting a “new chapter.” Weeks later she dropped one of her most emotional singles to date, “Sober.”

“Mama, I’m so sorry I’m not sober anymore / And daddy please forgive me for the drinks spilled on the floor,” she sings. “To the ones who never left me / We’ve been down this road before I’m so sorry, I’m not sober anymore.” Another lyric reads, “And I’m sorry for the fans I lost who watched me fall again / I wanna be a role model, but I’m only human.”

Shortly after the song’s release, she got a new tattoo on her pinky finger that says “Free” in cursive. However, some were concerned when reports surfaced of a rift between Lovato and her longtime life coach and sober companion, Mike Bayer. He is also the CEO of CAST Centers, a treatment center co-owned by Lovato.

Whispers of trouble continued when Lovato appeared to hit the nightclub scene again. Last week, a Radar Online report claimed the singer had been going “off the rails” over the past two months. “Demi relapsed about two months ago because she stopped the accountability portion of her recovery. No one can get her attention. Her team tried to hire a sober coach, and she went nuts,” a source said.

Lovato has also apparently been hanging with a new, partying crowd including rapper G-Eazy. Although he denied they were dating, some close to Lovato were allegedly concerned about the new friendship given he was arrested for cocaine possession in May.

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2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards - Arrivals ? Los Angeles, California, U.S., 11/03/2018 ? G-Eazy (L) and Halsey. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
SANTA MONICA, CA - JUNE 16: Recording artists G-Eazy (L) and Halsey attend the 2018 MTV Movie And TV Awards at Barker Hangar on June 16, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Singer Halsey (R) performs with G-Eazy during the 2017 Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden in New York, U.S., December 8, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
MIAMI, FL - MARCH 24: G-Eazy and Halsey Live Performance At E11EVEN Miami on March 24, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for E11EVEN)
MIAMI, FL - MARCH 24: G-Eazy and Halsey Live Performance At E11EVEN Miami on March 24, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for E11EVEN)
MIAMI, FL - MARCH 24: G-Eazy and Halsey arrive at E11EVEN Miami for a Live Surprise Performance on March 24, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for E11EVEN)
INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 11: Halsey and G-Eazy arrive to the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards held at The Forum on March 11, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 11: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been shot in black and white. No color version available.) (L-R) Pharrell Williams, Halsey, G-Eazy and Chance The Rapper attend the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on TBS, TNT, and truTV at The Forum on March 11, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 11: G-Eazy (L) and Halsey attend the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on TBS, TNT, and truTV at The Forum on March 11, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 11: (L-R) Big Sean, Kehlani, Halsey, and G-Eazy attend the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on TBS, TNT, and truTV at The Forum on March 11, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 11: G-Eazy (L) and Halsey speak onstage during the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on TBS, TNT, and truTV at The Forum on March 11, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 11: G-Eazy (L) and Halsey arrive at the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on TBS, TNT, and truTV at The Forum on March 11, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 11: (L-R) Alex Moscou, Halsey, and G-Eazy attend the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on TBS, TNT, and truTV at The Forum on March 11, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 4: G-Eazy and Halsey attend 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Radhika Jones - Arrivals at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, CA. (Photo by Presley Ann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** G-Eazy;Halsey
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- 'Sam Rockwell' Episode 1735 -- Pictured: Musical Guest Halsey performs 'Him and I' with G-Eazy in Studio 8H on Saturday, January 13, 2018 -- (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 31: G-Eazy and Halsey attend Sean 'Diddy' Combs Hosts CIROC The New Year 2018 Powered By Deleon Tequila at Star Island on December 31, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Shareif Ziyadat/Getty Images for Deleon Tequila)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 31: Halsey (L) and G-Eazy perform onstage during Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018 on December 31, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for dcp)
MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 31: Halsey and G-Easy arrive at G-Easy + Halsey Ring in the New Year 2018at E11EVEN on December 31, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Jason Koerner/Getty Images for E11EVEN)
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NEW ORLEANS, LA - AUGUST 30: G-Eazy (C) surprises fans at The Blue Nile on August 30, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana, with an intimate performance of his new album, joined by musical friends Halsey (L) and Cardi B (R). (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images for Bud Light)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Rapper G-Eazy and singer Halsey attend the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - AUGUST 29: G-Eazy and Halsey attend G-Eazy's debut limited capsule collection 'Gerry's' in partnership with Bud Light at The Santos Bar on August 29, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images for Bud Light)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 01: Halsey (L) and G-Eazy attend Spotify's Inaugural Secret Genius Awards hosted by Lizzo at Vibiana on November 1, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Spotify)
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Last week, she cryptically tweeted about making mistakes.

But it has seemed like business as usual for the star on social media this week. She shared her excitement about making new music ahead of a performance on Sunday.

And even promoted tonight’s appearance on Fox’s Beat Shazam five hours ago.

Lovato’s Thursday concert in Atlantic City has been canceled. Fox has also pulled her Beat Shazam episode, which was scheduled to air tonight.

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