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Demi Lovato expected to be released from hospital this week following apparent overdose

Demi Lovato arrives at the American Music Awards on Nov. 22, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Jordan Strauss / Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Demi Lovato arrives at the American Music Awards on Nov. 22, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Jordan Strauss / Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Demi Lovato’s condition is reportedly improving more than a week after she was hospitalized following an apparent drug overdose.

The pop star, 25, is expected to get cleared to leave the hospital this week and is doing “much better” of late, a source told Entertainment Tonight.

Lovato was taken to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles nine days ago, and TMZ reported Monday that Lovato was experiencing “complications” such as nausea and a fever while under a doctor’s care.

“Demi has been in the hospital for over a week because she needed to be monitored by a medical professional,” a source told Entertainment Tonight. “During her time in the hospital, she became physically sick, and the doctors wanted to make sure they kept a close eye on her until they were certain she was fine to be released.”

The “Confident” singer, who has often opened up about her struggles with substance abuse, celebrated six years of sobriety in March but seemed to admit to relapsing in a song titled “Sober” in June.

A rep for the singer confirmed Lovato was “awake and with her family” last week after reports that she overdosed, but the rep contended some of the information that was circulating about Lovato was inaccurate.

In a 911 call from the scene released last week by Los Angeles Fire officials, a woman at Lovato’s home stressed the need for quick assistance.

“No sirens please, right?” the woman is heard asking in the audio.

Paramedics had to use Narcan, which is typically used to treat an opioid overdose, to revive Lovato, according to TMZ.


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