Demi Lovato's Family Release Statement After Singer's Suspected 'Drug Overdose'

25 July 2018, 11:22 | Updated: 25 July 2018, 11:25

Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato's family have released an official statement after the singer's suspected 'drug overdose'.

"Demi is awake and with her family who want to express thanks to everyone for the love, prayers and support. Some of the information being reported is incorrect and they respectfully ask for privacy," Demi Lovato's spokesperson told NBC News.

Initial reports suggested that the singer suffered a ‘heroin overdose’ and was rushed from her Hollywood Hills home to a Los Angeles hospital just before noon yesterday. 

However, according to People, sources close to Demi have now indicated that the 'overdose' was not from heroin.

Demi has been open about her battles with alcohol and drug addiction and her stints in rehab. She celebrated being six years sober in March this year, however in recent weeks released a song titled ‘Sober’ that suggested she had relapsed.

Demi tweeted a link to the track captioned "My truth…", which includes the lyrics: "Mama, I’m so sorry I’m not sober anymore / And Daddy please forgive me for the drinks spilled on the floor / To the ones who never left me / We’ve been down this road before I’m so sorry, I’m not sober anymore."

Friends and fellow celebrities have tweeted their support for Demi, including Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes and Clean Bandit - who the singer recently collaborated with on the Number 1 song' Solo'.