Demi Lovato Expected To Leave Hospital This Week, Enter Rehab After Overdose
Demi Lovato was hospitalized on July 24, 2018 for a drug overdose and has remained there for over a week. A source told Entertainment Tonight that Lovato needed to be closely monitored by medical personnel because she became physically ill following her overdose. The source also added that Lovato is “doing much better” and is set to be released from the hospital this week.
The singer’s closest friends and family have all been by her side throughout her stay in the hospital, including her ex-boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama. While the pair split up in 2016, they have remained close friends and Valderrama spent several hours visiting her in the hospital according to a source that spoke to Entertainment Tonight. Another source close to Lovato told People that the star’s loved ones have been encouraging her to return to rehab since she first started to relapse. A second source told People that Lovato understands the danger that she put herself in and wants to recover. She has agreed to enter a drug rehabilitation center after she leaves the hospital. “It’s her choice to go to rehab,” the source said. “She understands that it will take a lot of work and commitment to stay healthy, but this is what she wants.”
When Lovato released her new single “Sober” in June, the heartfelt lyrics described how she had relapsed. In the song, Lovato apologized to her loved ones, fans, and herself and stated that she wanted to get help. It seems that the artist’s medical emergency was the final push she needed to get that help. Lovato and her family have requested privacy from the public for the time being so that she can fully focus on her recovery.