Demi Lovato's team reportedly threatens to quit if she doesn't go to rehab: Details

Demi Lovato's team reportedly threatens to quit if she doesn't go to rehab: Details

As Demi Lovato prepares to leave the hospital over a week after her overdose, her decision over whether or not to check into rehab leaves her team in limbo.

TMZ reports that the "Sorry Not Sorry" singer is "doing a lot better" following complications related to her overdose that kept her in the hospital for longer than expected, and she's expected to leave Cedars-Sinai Medical Center this week. The outlet cites "sources with firsthand knowledge" of Lovato's situation who allege that the singer "has stabilized from her overdose."

Lovato had been found unconscious in bed at her Hollywood Hills home on Tuesday, July 24, after an all-night bender for one of her friend's birthdays. EMTs called to the scene administered Narcan, which revived the singer before she was rushed to the hospital. Though initial reports claimed that she had overdosed on heroin, sources close to the embattled singer say that she wasn't in fact using the opioid.

The biggest question that remains for Lovato is whether or not she'll decide to check into rehab after leaving the hospital. According to TMZ, that decision could also affect who on her team decides to stick with her in the coming weeks.

"We're told the people closest to her, along with some of the people who work with her, are going to draw a line in the sand -- either go to a facility for help, or lose our number," the outlet reports.

Lovato, who had been sober for six years before relapsing earlier this summer, has a long history with substance abuse, and a source close to her knows that if she decides not to go to rehab again, she could be headed down a path of no return.

"She could die if she doesn't [go to rehab]," a source told TMZ. "And that's not going to be on my watch that we did nothing."

In Lovato's tell-all YouTube documentary, "Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated," released in the fall, it was revealed that her team staged a similar intervention back in 2012, when she had previously hit rock bottom with her addiction and anger issues. It was six years ago that her entire team threatened to walk away if she didn't seek help.

"I worked with everyone on the team -- business managers, agents, attorneys, everybody, to say, 'If Phil walks, we walk,'" Lovato's then-manager Phil McIntyre said in the film, per Page Six. "This was the showdown of all showdowns."

The "Cool For The Summer" hitmaker's then-sobriety coach, Mike Bayer, explained why that ultimatum tactic worked for Lovato in the past.

"The most important thing to Demi is losing people," he said. "Losing people that she cares about and that love her."