July 24, 2018 / 8:57 PM / a year ago

Singer Demi Lovato reported hospitalized for apparent heroin overdose

LOS ANGELES, July 24 (Reuters) - Pop star Demi Lovato was reportedly taken to a Los Angeles hospital on Tuesday due to a possible heroin overdose, celebrity website TMZ said.

Lovato, 25, who has spoken openly about cocaine and alcohol abuse in the past, released a song last month called “Sober,” saying she had relapsed after six years of sobriety.

Representatives for Lovato did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Los Angeles police said they had responded to a medical emergency call on Tuesday involving a woman on the Hollywood Hills street where Lovato reportedly has a home, but declined to name the person.

TMZ, quoting law enforcement sources, said Lovato was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital from her home with what they said appeared to be a heroin overdose. Her condition was not immediately known.

Lovato shot to fame on Disney Channel shows “Camp Rock” and “Sonny with a Chance” 10 years ago, and went on to forge a pop career with hits like “Skyscraper” and “Sorry Not Sorry.”

In her June song “Sober”, she sings “Momma, I’m so sorry, I’m not sober anymore.”

Reporting by Jill Serjeant Editing by Bill Berkrot

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