On July 24, pop-singer Demi Lovato, 25, suffered an apparent overdose at her home in California’s lux Hollywood Hills. When emergency services arrived, Lovato was unconscious and had to be revived with Narcan (also known as naloxone, an anti-overdose medication). While neither Lovato’s family or sources close to her have revealed the drug behind the overdose, Lovato has admitted to the use of cocaine, marijuana, and Adderall in the past.
She was rushed to Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles and remained in hospital care for the next 12 days. After reports of a heroin overdose circulated online, her publicist released the statement: “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 and not speculation, as her health and recovery is the most important thing right now.”
LAPD took an “item of evidence” into custody which was drug-related, though not typically linked to heroin.
Upon her release, Lovato has agreed to enter an inpatient rehab program at an undisclosed location. On Sunday, August 5, Lovato released her first statement since the incident via Instagram. [Source]
“I would say that if you struggle with depression, anxiety, or any other type of stressors in your life, a really great way to get rid of those is through physical exercise and fitness.” Demi told People magazine.
“I first got into jiu-jitsu because I loved watching people grapple,” Lovato says. (Jiu-jitsu focuses on hand-to-hand combat moves and ground work such as grappling, throwing, and pinning.) “I think it’s really cool to learn something that helps you with self-defense.” She adds that she also finds MMA fighting meditative because she’s constantly thinking of ways to attack and defend.”
Well it looks like Demi is back on track. She has been awarded a new stripe by her coach, ADCC champ, Orlando Sanchez. (If you don’t think she is legit please tell Mr. Sanchez personally. Please then send me the after pics.)
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I'm so beyond excited because I just received my blue belt in #brazilianjiujitsu!!!! I fell in love with #BJJ over a year ago and have been training several times a week ever since.. thank you so much to @chilcote.dunn @captainHarlan_ @tarsisbjj for giving me my belt along with one of the most important and special women in my life today @officialdaniellemartin/@trueboundaries – I love you so much and couldn't be more grateful for you 💙💙💙💙 also special shoutout to @jayglazer for flying in to give me my belt as well!!! Love you jay!!!
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