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Demi Lovato rushed to hospital following suspected heroin overdose

The 25-year-old singer has struggled with addiction problems in the past.

Demi Lovato performs at the Rock in Rio Lisboa 2018 music festival Demi Lovato, pictured onstage in Portugal last month Source: SIPA USA/PA Images

POP STAR DEMI Lovato has been rushed to a Los Angeles hospital after an apparent heroin overdose, according to celebrity news site TMZ.

Quoting law enforcement sources, TMZ said the 25-year-old singer was transported from her home in the Hollywood Hills and that her condition was unknown.

A representative for Lovato did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

A former Disney child star, Lovato has been open about her struggles with addiction as well as depression and eating disorders.

Just a month ago, she released a song entitled Sober, in which she appeared to indicate a relapse, opening with the line: “I got no excuses for all these goodbyes.”

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Lovato, whose acting career has also included a recurring role on Glee, has in recent years developed a more mature image and has been politically active on issues including support for gay rights.

Fellow pop star Ariana Grande offered her support after the hospitalisation report, tweeting at Lovato: “I love you.”

© – AFP, 2018

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