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Demi Lovato Leaves Hospital Almost 2 Weeks After Apparent Overdose

Lovato was discharged from hospital on Saturday and flew to a rehab facility where she will stay for an extended period of time.

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    Singer Demi Lovato Hospitalized After Apparent Drug Overdose

    Singer Demi Lovato was rushed to the hospital Tuesday after an apparent drug overdose. The former Disney star has been open about her struggles with addiction and recently celebrated six years of sobriety. However, in her latest song "Sober" Lovato admitted that she had relapsed.

    (Published Tuesday, July 24, 2018)

    Demi Lovato has been released from a Los Angeles hospital almost two weeks after her apparent overdose.

    E! News has learned that Lovato was discharged from hospital on Saturday and flew to a rehab facility where she will stay for an extended period of time.

    A source previously told E! News that the 25-year-old pop star will "head straight to rehab" upon her release from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where her family members and ex-boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama have been by her side amid her recovery. 

    Lovato was found unconscious at her Los Angeles home on Tuesday, July 24. Paramedics administered Narcan, used to reverse opioid overdoses, and transported her to a hospital. Her publicist said later in the day that Lovato was awake and with her family. The substance or substances that caused the apparent overdose have not been disclosed.

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    As the one-week mark of Lovato's hospital stay loomed, E! News learned she was suffering from extreme nausea and high fever. Her family and manager were focused on getting her better and taking things day by day, a source revealed at the time.

    Demi Lovato's Quotes on Sobriety and Mental Health

    On Sunday, Lovato broke her silence with a message to her fans on Instagram.

    "I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction," she wrote. "What I've learned is that this illness is not something that disappears or fades with time. It is something I must continue to overcome and have not done yet."

    She concluded her message by writing, "I now need time to heal and focus on my sobriety and road to recovery. The love you have all shown me will never be forgotten and I look forward to the day where I can say I came out on the other side. I will keep fighting."

    Lovato has spent time in rehab for drug and alcohol addiction in the past. Her latest incident comes a month after she released her song "Sober," in which she sings about relapsing.

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