Brad Paisley on Hospitalized Demi Lovato: “Praying for Her Right Now”
Pop superstar Demi Lovato was reportedly hospitalized Tuesday morning, July 24. According to TMZ, just before noon, the Los Angeles Police and Fire Departments were called to Lovato’s home for what appears to be an heroin overdose.
While news of the singer’s condition is still unknown, many of her fellow performers have been taking to Twitter to post their prayers and well-wishes, including Brad Paisley, with whom Lovato collaborated on the 2016 duet “Without A Fight.”
“My friend @ddlovato is one of the kindest, most talented people I’ve ever met. Praying for her right now, addiction is a terrifying disease. There is no one more honest or brave than this woman,” wrote Brad Paisley.
Though at a loss for words, Maren Morris also tweeted to show her support for the ailing performer.
Jason Isbell, who has battled addiction himself, also posted a message of hope and understanding for Lovato, writing “Hoping for healing for @ddlovato and understanding from those who don’t know firsthand what addiction can do. Believe it or not, it could happen to you.”
Isbell’s message earned a share from Dan + Shay, who have recently engaged in a conversation with the singer online. Florida Georgia Line collaborator Bebe Rexha also shared her concern, saying “I’m praying for you with everything I have in me.”
Lovato has been outspoken about her battle with addiction, seemingly having kicked the habit six years ago. She recently released a song called “Sober” which explained to her fans and family that she’d fallen off the wagon and was seeking help.
This story is developing…
UPDATE (7/25, 10:31 a.m. CST): According to reports, Lovato’s family has been at her bedside. A statement from her rep reads: “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.”