Demi Lovato did not overdose, according to a celebrity interventionist. The singer and actress caused the situation herself as a cry for help.
It Was Her Choice
Jeff VanVonderen, who appeared on the A&E show Intervention and who commented on Lovato's shocking relapse, said it was her choice.He claimed that Lovato overdosed as a result of choosing to stop using the tools, which had kept her sober all these years.
VanVonderen further commented that it is all in her hands now, and he believes she can get back to a good place if she puts her mind to it.
The "Sorry Not Sorry" hitmaker had overdosed last week in her Hollywood Hills home. Paramedics arrived to find her unconscious but when she woke up, Lovato refused to reveal what drugs she had taken.
The 25-year-old was reportedly revived with Narcan, which one of her friends kept on hand in case something ever happened. It is typically used to treat narcotics overdoses.
"She had two friends with her at her house that called 911. They were hysterical when paramedics arrived and Demi was unconscious. But the friends acted very quickly and saved her life," advised an insider.
Lovato's representative subsequently confirmed to the press that she had awoken and had been responsive. They also took issue with certain media reports about what drugs had been taken at the time of the incident and asked for privacy as the singer recuperates.
Fellow Disney alum Selena Gomez was spotted out and about wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with a message meant to support Lovato.
It's Simply Complicated
Meanwhile, her ex-boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama has been by her bedside, visiting her three days in a row last week alone.
The 38-year-old actor dated Lovato for six years but the two split up in June 2016 after they had briefly reunited. Valderrama is reportedly devastated over his ex's relapse.
"He was not aware that her issues were this ... intense at this time. She's been honest with him about her relapse ... but he didn't think it was this severe and that she would be struggling so much and have a situation that had these repercussions," advised a source.
Lovato has been open about her struggles with drug addiction over the years, particularly in YouTube documentary, Simply Complicated. She entered a sober living facility back in 2013 and has spoken out about her battles with an eating disorder and bipolar disorder as well
In March of this year, she celebrated six years of sobriety. Just a few months later, however, she released a new song, "Sober," in which she admitted to having relapsed.
She is currently still in the hospital, and it is still unclear whether the singer and Disney alum will be going back to rehab.