Another Update on Singer Demi Lovato as Her Condition Remains Serious

america
August 01, 2018Aug 01, 2018

While Demi Lovato is expected to make a full recovery after an apparent overdose, the singer has a long way to go before she's even ready to leave the hospital. PEOPLE reported on Wednesday that the "Tell Me You Love Me" singer is still requiring close medical attention. 

"Demi wasn't doing well over the weekend," a source told the publication.

While she would be expected to recover more quickly–at least physically—from an overdose, the situation was complicated by what appears to be an infection. 

"She came down with a fever and showed signs of an infection," shared a source. "She will need to stay in the hospital for a few more days." 

Actress and singer Demi Lovato has had a thriving career since she gained fame on the Disney Channel. However, the pressure to be perfect has pushed her to drug and alcohol abuse.

Demi had been open about her struggles with substance abuse, but she had been clean for 6 years prior to a relapse a few weeks ago.

On Tuesday, July 24, the 25-year-old "Sorry, Not Sorry," singer was rushed to the hospital after what appears to have been a heroin overdose. Her reps have not confirmed if heroin was actually the drug.

"Demi is awake and with her family, who want to express thanks to everyone for the love, prayers, and support," said the statement from Lovato's representative. "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."

According to CNN, Lovato will be seeking drug abuse treatment after she's released from the hospital. This will not be Lovato's first stint in rehab.

However, according to TMZ, it may be a while before Demi is ready to enter rehab. The singer is still at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center six days after her overdose because she is still very ill.

According to sources close to Demi, "she is suffering extreme nausea and a high fever, among other things."

These symptoms are among the "complications related to the overdose." When Lovato overdosed, she had to be revived with Narcan—an antidote to opioids—and she refused to tell EMTS what drug or drugs had caused her OD.

It is not clear when Demi will be able to leave the hospital. Doctors have not made a decision on that.

"[We are] taking it day by day," one of the sources said.

Please join us in praying for Demi as she struggles with these complications. Our prayers are with her for a full recovery. In other news, the FDA has issued a massive recall on heart medications that appear to cause cancer. Are you or a loved one impacted?