Demi Lovato heading 'straight to rehab' after hospital stay

Demi Lovato at the 2015 American Music Awards in Los Angeles

Jordan Strauss Invision AP Demi Lovato at the 2015 American Music Awards in Los Angeles

The singer and actress has been surrounded by family and friends at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles since she was rushed to the hospital on Tuesday afternoon.

Dr. Drew Pinksy, who specializes in drug addiction, recently came out with some advice regarding Demi Lovato. Her assistant found her unresponsive in her bed at around 11 AM on Tuesday and called 911. She's always kind of keeping it at the forefront. and showing people that it's OK to be open about having struggles whether it's mental health issues, substance abuse [or] body positivity, " said Jason Lipshutz, the editorial director at Billboard. News, "He was somber and quiet and you could tell he was in a very serious mood".

TMZ had initially reported Lovato's medical emergency as an "apparent heroin overdose", citing police sources, but anonymous sources close to the singer have continued to deny the alleged heroin use.

Paramedics arrived and administered Narcan, which is used to treat opioid overdoses.

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As Demi Lovato recovers from a suspected overdose earlier this week, her fans are returning the encouragement she gave them with examples of her positive influence, as well as supportive words for the singer. "However, it took her manager, Phil McIntyre, and others saying they'd walk away from her if she didn't get the help to convince her".

Here are a few of the volumes of posts from fans wishing Lovato well and sharing their own struggles, helped by the singer's powerful, honest words.

Speaking to E!, a source explained, "She slipped up and thought she could handle it". Her decision was allegedly sparked by an incident in 2010 when she punched a backup dancer in the face while on tour with the Jonas Brothers.

Footage of Demi Lovato's friend calling the ambulance following her overdose has been revealed. "I make sure I stay on my medications". Lovato finished the song by pledging to get help: "I'm sorry that I'm here again/I promise I'll get help/It wasn't my intention/I'm sorry to myself".

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