It’s been eight days since one of the entertainment industry’s most dynamite vocalist overdosed. On Tuesday, July 24th, Demi Lovato, 25, was admitted Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
TMZ first reported that the singer, actress, and former Disney Channel star was found unconscious after a night of “celebrating with friends” for a birthday. It’s unclear as to who made the 911 call and for how long she was unconscious, but her “friends” were believed that have saved her life when they gave her Narcan- an emergency treatment for narcotic overdoses.
After years of battling mental diseases and substance abuse, Demi began working with a sober coach. Fox News confirms that Demi split from her management team and sober coach just weeks after performing a new song “Sober” that referenced her relapse. Fans were so proud of Demi for sharing about her struggle publicly, but many also feared that this was the end of her sobriety.
The tragic reality was shared with the public just minutes after the initial 911 call was made; fans and celebrities immediately began sharing their thoughts and prayers for Demi but many had feared that it was too late.
After being admitted, Demi’s friends and families requested prayers for her as she was in critical condition. A week after her admittance, one of her doctors revealed that she was being kept in the care for her “complications,” although he didn’t reveal what those complications were.
On Wednesday, one week after her overdose, PEOPLE revealed that Demi had been getting one visitor each day that was believed to be helping with her recovery. For the past several days of her hospital stay, that visitor has been Demi’s former boyfriend of six years, Wilmer Valderrama.
While close friends and family feared Demi was slipping, Wilmer was more shocked than anyone. PEOPLE revealed he “knew she was going through a tough time, but he wasn’t prepared for this.”
A source continued, “He saw her through so many ups and downs and was her rock through some of her darkest moments. To see her back in such a sad and vulnerable place is heartbreaking for him,” the insider continued, adding that Wilmer has “always cared deeply for her and they truly remained friends after they broke up.”
Right now, Wilmer’s presence at Demi’s side is truly healing to her. He’s spent hours with her in hopes that her spirits will be lifted. Right now, Demi’s family is trying to encourage her to go back to a rehab center. Please join them in prayers during this difficult time.