SINGER Demi Lovato has not yet been released from hospital following a drug overdose due to â€ścomplicationsâ€ť.
Sources close to Lovato have told TMZ that the 25-year-old former Disney star is still at Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles six days after she was admitted because she is suffering some â€ścomplicationsâ€ť related to the overdose, reportedly including extreme nausea and a high fever.
Lovato was rushed to hospital last Tuesday (local time) after an unknown drug overdose. Representatives for the pop singer have not provided any details on what led to the singerâ€™s hospitalisation.
Meanwhile, her friend and backup dancer has penned an open letter after she was blamed for the singerâ€™s reported overdose.
Dani Vitale, who confirmed she was not with Lovato at the time of the incident, urged fans to stop the â€śnegativityâ€ť towards her friends.
â€śI care about Demi just like all of you do. I have not said anything about this situation until now because her recovery has been of the most importance,â€ť Vitale posted in a statement on Instagram on Sunday. â€śLike all of you, I have nothing but love in my heart for her. There is no need for any negativity towards the ones who care about Demi at this time. There is too much of it in this world as it is.â€ť
Last Thursday, officials released redacted audio of a 911 call that led to Lovatoâ€™s hospitalisation. However, the four-and-a-half-minute call did not include any more details of what led paramedics to transport her to a Los Angeles hospital.
At one point, the caller requested paramedics not use their sirens while responding to the house.
The dispatcher told the woman this was outside his control, and that â€śthis is definitely a medical emergency for herâ€ť.
He was heard saying paramedics had to get to the home as fast as possible.
Lovato indicated in a new song released last month that she had relapsed after six years of sobriety.
On the song Sober, she sings the lyrics: â€śMumma, Iâ€™m so sorry Iâ€™m not sober anymore/And daddy please forgive me for the drinks spilled on the floor.â€ť
In her YouTube documentary released last year called Demi Lovato, Simply Complicated, she openly discusses her cocaine use and battles with alcohol.