With Demi Lovato having checked in to rehab, hopefully focused on turning her life around, we have a couple updates on the troubled singer.
First, a new report claims to have information on what caused Lovato to overdose back on Tuesday, July 24.
According to TMZ insiders, Lovato did indeed spent most of the previous evening out and about with friends.
As detailed shortly after this frightening incident took place, Demi hit up a club in Hollywood to celebrate a pal’s birthday and then continued the celebration with a smaller group of acquaintances at her home.
(These were allegedly the toxic influences that Lovato has since vowed to eliminate from her life.)
Following her night out at Saddle Ranch on the Sunset Strip, and after she returned to her residence with these friends, the aforementioned TMZ article states that Lovato sent a text message to a drug dealer at 4 a.m.
The drug dealer received the text and responded, arriving at Demi’s home with two freebased Oxycodone on tin foil.
But that’s not all.
This new and scary report goes deep.
These sources say, unbeknownst to the singer, the drug dealer in question had a dangerous habit of buying dirty drugs from Mexico — and the batch he handed over appeared to be laced with fentanyl.
This is the same drug that killed Prince and Lil Peep.
Ummm… yikes, right?
Original reports after Demi’s overdose alleged that the star overdosed on heroin, but most of these were later corrected via follow-up posts and quotes.
TMZ even writes that the drug dealer remained at Lovato’s home until he noticed she was breathing heavily in bed, at which point he fled the scene.
Eventually, Demi’s assistant found the singer unconscious and called 911.
It’s more or less been confirmed at this point that paramedics administed Narcan to Demi, a drug used to combat the dangerous of an overdose.
This may have been what saved Lovato’s life, as she regained consciousness and was then rushed to the hospital.
Lovato spent about two weeks under doctors’ supervision and then jetted off to an out-of-state treatment facility last week.
She has understandably canceled all tour dates for the remainder of 2018 and there’s a very good chance we don’t hear from her, or even about her from anyone named on record, for a long time.
"She will be in rehab for several months and is doing an extensive program to ensure she gets the help she needs," a source tells E! News.
The 25-year-old, though, is currently in Chicago, where she’s undergoing treatment with a therapist who focuses on sobriety, mental health and wellness.
Demi has made it clear over the years, in numerous interviews, that she faces all of these problems and more.
She has struggled with substance abuse, an eating disorder and general self-esteem issues.
Lovato has not been in much contact with anyone close to her, although ex-boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama has checked in whenever possible.
"Wilmer has been in touch with the family and has been checking in on Demi’s status," writes E! News, adding that the actor hasn’t really spoken to Lovato directly:
"The family is trying to make sure they eliminate all distractions and want her to be focusing on her health right now."
We continue to keep Lovato in our thoughts.