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Pop singer Demi Lovato is in stable condition at a Los Angeles hospital after a drug overdose Tuesday.
A Los Angeles fire department official said a 25-year-old female patient was taken to a local hospital, and the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed both departments "responded to a medical emergency," in the area of Lovato's Hollywood Hills home, according to People magazine.
The overdose was heroin-related, TMZ reported, but a source close to Lovato told People it was not.
TMZ aired audio of emergency responders saying Lovato was unconscious when they arrived and was revived with Narcan, a medication used to treat narcotic overdoses.
Lovato has long struggled with mental illness, disordered eating and addiction. In 2010, she entered treatment for bipolar disorder, bulimia, self-harm and addiction. She relapsed after leaving the treatment center, then stayed at a sober living facility for a year, People reported.
Last March, Lovato said she had been sober for six years, but in June released a new song called Sober, in which she describes a relapse.
There were clear signs of trouble, a person close to the situation told People. "Things have been a total mess for months. She and her team severed ties, and they played a large part in getting her sober years ago. She hasn't been in a good place."
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