TMZ has released audio from the 911 call following Demi Lovato‘s drug overdose earlier this week that sent the pop star to the hospital. was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital after suffering a suspected overdose inside of a Hollywood Hills home on Tuesday, July 24. The 25-year-old singer had just performed on Sunday, July 22 with Iggy Azalea at the California Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles. She was set to hit the road later in the week for a show on the east coast. Following her overdose, her immediate health condition was not known.
It was originally reported that Lovato suffered from a heroin dose, but those reports were refuted by those close to Demi, who thanked fans for their outpouring of support while asking for privacy at this time.
The 911 call was placed from Lovato’s house. There was a request for the first responders to turn off their sirens so the matter could remain private, but they were unable to do so since it was a medical emergency. The dispatcher remained on the line with the caller until paramedics arrived at the property.
Listen to the call below.
Demi Lovato 911 Call
Demi Lovato’s Struggles With Addiction
In a documentary titled Simply Complicated, Lovato opened up about the severity of her addiction. She opened up turning to alcohol while trying to fit in at school, which eventually turned to the then Disney Channel star trying cocaine for the first time at 17 years old. In 2010, she admitted to a hotel party with alcohol, marijuana, and Adderall which led to tension between her and the Jonas Brothers, who she was on tour with for Camp Rock 2. She also punched a backup dancer on a plane.
Lovato then entered rehab, but still was not sober.
She admitted to sneaking drugs on planes, bathrooms, and partaking every night. At one point, she mixed cocaine and Xanax and thought she was nearly going to overdose. Lovato would always have an eight ball of coke and bag of pills on her, according to the documentary.
I started to choke a little bit and my heart started racing,” she says. “I remember thinking, Oh my god, I might be overdosing right now.”
Lovato was eventually hospitalized after locking herself in her room and beginning to take pills. After being rushed to the hospital, Lovato ingested more pills that the doctors had on them. She recalled, “I didn’t feel anything. I didn’t feel guilty, I didn’t feel embarrassed.”
After performing hungover during an appearance on American Idol in 2012, Lovato eventually got sober when her management threatened to drop her. By 19, she was a year sober and hosting X Factor. On top of the substance abuse, Lovato was suffering from an eating disorder.
In June 2018, Lovato released a song titled “Sober,” which detailed a relapse from six years of sobriety. One month later, on July 24, reports surfaced that the pop star suffered from a suspected overdose and was treated with Narcan at her home. She was transported to the hospital and was “stable, alert, and breathing.”