Demi Lovato suffering 'complications' following drug overdose

Demi Lovato is still in hospital after suffering “complications” following last week’s apparent drug overdose.

“Demi wasn’t doing well over the weekend,” a source tells People. “She came down with a fever and showed signs of an infection.” 

Though her issues are reportedly “very common” after a drug overdose, she will apparently need to stay in the hospital for a few more days.

Demi Lovato remains in hospital after having “complications” from a reported drug overdose. Source: Getty

Another friend reportedly said it was too early to say what the “next steps” were in terms of treatment, saying “right now everyone is focused on getting Demi physically healthy”.

Demi is expected to make a full recovery, which she is doing with a very select group of people by her side.

Demi Lovato has been rushed to hospital over a suspected overdose. Photo: Getty Images

“It’s only family and very close, trusted friends she’s surrounding herself with right now,” a source close to the singer told Yahoo Entertainment.

One of those “trusted” friends includes ex-boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama.

“He has visited her a lot,” confirmed the insider. “He was absolutely devastated when he heard what happened. He wants to be there to support her however he can.”

Wilmer Valderrama is said to be there for ex girlfriend, Demi Lovato, while with pal Dani Vitale has been receiving threats online over the incident. Source: Getty

But while Demi is shown an outpouring of love, her backup dancer and close friend Dani Vitale has been the subject of many fans’ ire, as it was her birthday the ‘Sober’ singer was out celebrating the Monday night before the incident.

Dani, who has been receiving death threats online, broke her silence Sunday, saying she was “not with Demi when the incident happened,” adding, “There is no need for any negativity towards the ones who care about Demi at this time”.


The 25-year-old singer has not addressed the overdose reports herself, but her rep issued a statement Tuesday confirming the star was “awake,” noting that “some of the information being reported is incorrect and they respectfully ask for privacy and not speculation as her health and recovery is the most important thing right now”.

Despite initial reports claiming she overdosed on heroin, a source close to the singer denied she was using that drug.

Prior to Lovato’s most recent medical emergency, it had been claimed the singer had been on “a bad path” for months, one source told Yahoo.

The ‘Tell Me You Love Me’ singer has been open about her addiction troubles in the past, talking about her life battles in Simply Complicated. 

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