Demi Lovato Still in Hospital Due to Complications from Alleged Overdose
Demi Lovato is recovering from an apparent drug overdose, which occurred exactly one week ago today, but she still remains hospitalized as she’s dealing with complications that come from an OD.
A source tells People magazine that the 25-year-old singer “wasn’t doing well over the weekend,” even though her family said she was “awake and responsive” shortly after the alleged overdose occurred.
“She came down with a fever and showed signs of an infection,” the source explains. “She is currently being treated for issues that are very common after a drug overdose. She will need to stay in the hospital for a few more days, but is expected to make a full recovery.”
TMZ reports that some of the complications include extreme nausea and a high fever.
The “Sorry Not Sorry” singer has been surrounded by friends and family, including ex-boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama, as she recuperates at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Apparently, D.Lo’s fam “is pushing for rehab” and has “looked into several options” for where she can go after she is released from the hospital, but first wants to focus on her physical health.
“It’s too soon to say what the next steps are in terms of entering treatment,” another source says. “Right now everyone is focused on getting Demi physically healthy.”
Demi was rushed to the hospital on July 24 after she allegedly overdosed on an unidentified drug. Law enforcement sources first told TMZ that it was an apparent heroin overdose, but sources close to the celeb now say this is not true. DL was reportedly unconscious when paramedics arrived to her home, but she was given Narcan, an emergency treatment for a known or suspected opioid overdose, which ultimately saved her life.