Demi Lovato is reportedly stabilized following an alleged overdose on meth last week, as per TMZ. She’s expected to be released from Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles this week. Her team is advising her to check in to rehab but it’s ultimately her decision.
“She could die if she doesn’t, and that’s not going to be on my watch that we did nothing,” one of her employees told TMZ. The danger of abandonment is a strategy like what her group utilized as a part of 2012.
Lovato’s then-manager Phil McIntyre and her CAST Centers partner and former sobriety coach, Mike Bayer, revealed in her biopic, Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated, that they worked with Lovato’s group to compel her to get help. “The most important thing to Demi is losing people, losing people that she cares about and that love her,” Bayer said in the film.
McIntyre recalled of the intervention, “I worked with everyone on the team — business managers, agents, attorneys, everybody, to say, ‘If Phil walks, we walk.’ This was the showdown of all showdowns.”
Lovato asked her loved ones what she had to do to get in their good graces and Bayer requested that she destroyed her phone that was filled with drug dealer contacts.
In the wake of getting help, Lovato was sober for most of six years until her relapse this spring, however, it’s been reported that it was a struggle for her to stay on the right path.
The former Disney diva was discovered unconscious in her bed on July 24 after reportedly celebrating for 12 straight hours with friends. Lovato’s partner called 911 after finding her.
She was hospitalized as of Thursday subsequent to suffering complications from her overdose, including a high fever and sickness, both of which can be reactions of Narcan, which was used before paramedics took her to the healing center, and in addition side effects of sedative withdrawal.