Demi Lovato has been released from a Los Angeles hospital almost two weeks after her apparent overdose.
We have learned that Lovato was discharged from hospital on Saturday and flew to a rehab facility where she will stay for an extended period of time.
A source previously revealed that the 25-year-old pop star will “head straight to rehab”upon her release from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where her family members and ex-boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama have been by her side amid her recovery. Lovato has not commented.
She was found unconscious at her Los Angeles home on Tuesday, July 24. Paramedics administered Narcan, used to reverse opioid overdoses, and transported her to a hospital. Her publicist said later in the day that Lovato was awake and with her family. The substance or substances that caused the apparent overdose have not been disclosed.
As the one-week mark of Lovato’s hospital stay loomed, we learned she was suffering from extreme nausea and high fever. Her family and manager were focused on getting her better and taking things day by day, a source revealed at the time.
On Sunday, Lovato broke her silence with a message to her fans on Instagram.
“I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction,” she wrote. “What I’ve learned is that this illness is not something that disappears or fades with time. It is something I must continue to overcome and have not done yet.”
She concluded her message by writing, “I now need time to heal and focus on my sobriety and road to recovery. The love you have all shown me will never be forgotten and I look forward to the day where I can say I came out on the other side. I will keep fighting.”