Some breaking and very sad news is coming in today regarding Demi Lovato. Per TMZ, the actress/singer has been hospitalized over what was originally claimed to be a heroin overdose. (A new source is disputing this report.)
At the moment, details as to her condition are unclear, but this hospitalization is coming following the release of a recent song by Lovato detailing her recent failure to stay sober. She has long struggled with addiction, but had found more stability in recent years. She had always been open with some of her problems, and used that as a platform to help fans get some comfort and inspiration if they are struggling with issues of their own.
Lovato first rose to notoriety with music and as a part of the Disney Channel family, appearing in the Camp Rock franchise as well as the show Sonny with a Chance. More recently, she was a panelist for two seasons on the American version of The X Factor, where she performed at one point with the upstart group Fifth Harmony. (The photo above is from an X Factor USA promotional appearance.) She also had a brief arc on Glee playing a love interest for Naya Rivera’s character of Santana.
She has always been one of those performers with the ability and the talent to jump through various mediums of entertainment. We always felt that she had the ability to do so much more within the realm of television, provided of course that this is something that she wanted to do.
Once there is more news regarding Lovato’s condition, we will be sure to let you know. Our thoughts go out to both her and everyone close to her. Addiction, unfortunately, is a terrible thing, and we hope that she can get all of the help that she needs.
For now, we will leave you with the lyric video for “Sober,” which does document in a powerful, visceral way the difficulties that come with sobriety. She speaks about her fears, apologizes to her family, and you can hear the pain in her voice through it. She promises to get help at the end of the song, and we hope now that she will moving forward. (Photo: Fox.)