Selena Gomez’s Mom Writes That Her “Heart Hurts” After Reports Say Demi Lovato Overdosed
People were shocked to hear via the Internet that Demi Lovato had been rushed to the hospital from an apparent heroin overdose, though the actual cause of her hospitalization has yet to be confirmed. The 25-year-old “Sorry Not Sorry” singer is now in stable condition, according to reports.
She has long battled with depression, addiction, and self-harm, and been candid about her struggles with mental health. She has become a fierce advocate for mental health, even setting up stations for people at her concerts to receive counseling.
Though she had been sober for six years, Lovato appeared to have relapsed, which she admitted to via her song “Sober.” In it she sings:
Mama, I’m so sorry I’m not sober anymore / And daddy please forgive me for the drinks spilled on the floor / And I’m sorry for the fans I lost who watched me fall again / I wanna be a role model, but I’m only human.
The heartbreaking reveal left fans worried, but Lovato’s strength has always pulled her through even the hardest of times. So the news of her hospitalization from a possible overdose was shocking and saddening for fans, friends, and loved ones.
Many celebrities came through to voice their support for the singer. Here are some of the words of encouragement sent.
I love @DDLovato so much. It breaks my heart that she is going through this. She is a light in this world, and I am sending my love to her and her family.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) July 24, 2018
Ellen sent love to Demi, and let her know she is a light in the world.
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Teefey shared a photo of Selena and Demi from Selena’s sixteenth birthday.
My friend @ddlovato is one of the kindest, most talented people I’ve ever met. Praying for her right now, addiction is a terrifying disease. There is no one more honest or brave than this woman.
— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) July 24, 2018
The country music superstar wrote kind words about Demi’s spirit and character and sent his prayers her way.
We should all wrap our arms of love around Demi Lovato. I am so happy you’re alive. Thank God. If I know my monsters as well as I believe I do, we all wish you self-compassion and inner peace. And may you receive the love so many have for you. #ImConfidentInDemi Demi, I love you.
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) July 25, 2018
Lady Gaga wished she could wrap her arms around Lovato and sent her compassion and inner peace on behalf of herself and her fans.
— J O E J O N A S (@joejonas) July 25, 2018
Demi’s former “Camp Rock” co-star sent his prayers and support to his dear friend and praised her strength.
Sending all my love to @ddlovato. I hope she is given the privacy, respect, support and compassion she deserves right now. Demi you’re a warrior and you’re going to get through this. Your bravery is unbeatable.
— h (@halsey) July 24, 2018
Halsey hoped for Demi to get the privacy she needs and deserves during this difficult time, so she can heal. She also said what we all know, Demi is brave and can’t be beaten.
sending huge recovery love to Demi. this is a very personal moment and respected delicately. all we can do is send our best wishes and love. addiction isn’t simple nor easy. you’re very loved, @ddlovato you’ll beat this as you did before. ????????
— Kehlani (@Kehlani) July 24, 2018
The singer sent her best wishes, love, and a hope she can be respected during this time. And just as Halsey said, she knows Demi can beat addiction again.
Prayers up for @ddlovato ????????????????????????????????
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) July 24, 2018
Simple prayers were sent to Demi on behalf of basketball star Dwayne Wade.
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) July 25, 2018
Gabrielle Union hopes to lift Demi up through this hard time.
Tegan and Sara
Sending love + strength to @ddlovato Battling an addiction is already hard enough, we can't imagine waging a war against one in public. We implore people to be compassionate. To anyone else out there struggling today, we send you the full force of our support. ❤️
— Tegan and Sara (@teganandsara) July 25, 2018
The pop duo have nothing but love and strength for Demi, and shared some perspective of battling addiction in the public eye. A reminder we all need in order to show Demi the compassion she needs.
praying for @ddlovato and her health. When I was 14, she was an idol to me in how she spoke so openly about mental health. And now she continues to inspire thousands of young men and women with her body positivity messages. Addiction and mental illness doesn’t discriminate. ????
— Lili Reinhart (@lilireinhart) July 24, 2018
Lili Reinhart reminds us all of how inspiring Demi has been, for many of us for a good chunk of our lives. And she lets us know the reality of addiction: no one is safe from it. It affects many people of all walks of life, and mental health help is necessary to fight back against it.
you’re in my thoughts @ddlovato, sending you love ❤️
— camila (@Camila_Cabello) July 24, 2018
Simple thoughts and love from one pop superstar to another. It’s necessary and important.
Sending love and prayers to Demi Lovato ????
— Bruno Mars (@BrunoMars) July 24, 2018
Love and prayers from Bruno Mars I’m sure will go a long way for Demi, who will absolutely make it out of this tougher.
Addiction is not a choice.
My heavy heart sends healing love to @ddlovato, and I pray she recovers fully and with great health. ????
— Tyra Banks (@tyrabanks) July 24, 2018
Tyra came with the realness about addiction. It is not a choice. Those words of affirmation mean the world to anyone who is battling addiction.
Love u @ddlovato ❤️thinking of you + your family + fans + friends ????praying for you and thinking of you ????
— kesha (@KeshaRose) July 24, 2018
As someone who has also struggled openly with mental health, depression, and addiction, Ke$ha’s words of love feel extra poignant.
— KITTENS (@iamKITTENS) July 24, 2018
Kittens posted a cute photo with Demi and encouraged her to dig deep for more of that strength that’s gotten her through addiction and more.
I’m praying for you with everything in me @ddlovato. You are so loved.
— Bebe Rexha (@BebeRexha) July 24, 2018
The singer sent her prayers and an important reminder to Demi that she is loved.
Sending Prayers for Demi Lovato you just never know what people are going through so please have compassion & no jokes???????? but let’s be encouraging so she will get the help she needs❤️???????? https://t.co/1BMTn8k88i
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) July 24, 2018
The rapper let us know that we can’t know what people are going through, and that compassion is vital right now. Jokes have no place here. Sending love, support, and kind words are so powerful for all those suffering through addiction.
Praying for Demi Lovato ????????♥️
Very sad to hear this news…
— Victoria Justice (@VictoriaJustice) July 24, 2018
Prayers from Victoria and so many others.
We all love you @ddlovato ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
— Sarah Hyland (@Sarah_Hyland) July 25, 2018
Another note of love from the “Modern Family” actress. That love will help get her through this.
Sending support to @ddlovato While I don’t claim to know her or her life now, she was a good friend to me when we were kids. Sobriety changed my life & I wouldn’t be the husband, friend or artist that I am today without it. I wish her(& anyone else struggling)strength in recovery
— Andy Biersack (@andyblack) July 25, 2018
It’s been a while since the two were child stars working together, but he displayed the impact that Demi had on his life from a very young age. I think many of her fans who grew up with her can agree.
We send all our love, light, and support to Demi. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please seek help. SAMHSA is available with support for you.
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