Following the news that Demi Lovato was rushed to the hospital after having suffered a reported heroin overdose, the pop star's friends and peers began sending messages of love, hope, and support via social media.
Demi has struggled with substance abuse for years, and has been very open about it. Most recently, she admitted she had relapsed and broken her six-year sobriety streak in her latest song, "Sober."
Just last week, in an interview with "Entertainment Tonight," Demi's good friend Iggy Azalea revealed that she had known about the relapse before "Sober" was released. She explained, "I had known about it, as a close friend, so I had really wanted for her to be the one to tell people that. And I worried a lot, as her friend, that something was going to leak or somebody would somehow take that and use it negatively against her, or to make her seem like she's got a secret."
Iggy added, "It's not my business to say to my friend, 'You need to fess up,' but as a friend, you worry and you’re like, 'Oh, my God, my friend, she has this thing that people can use against her and I really want her to own it.' And she did."
After news of Demi's hospitalization hit, her peers in the music industry like Ariana Grande and Kehlani took to Twitter to share messages of support for Demi, and #PrayForDemi began trending worldwide on the social media platform. Ari tweeted, "i love u @ddlovato," while Kehlani (who has toured with Demi, wrote, "sending huge recovery love to Demi. this is a very personal moment and respected delicately. all we can do is send our best wishes and love. addiction isn’t simple nor easy. you’re very loved, @ddlovato you’ll beat this as you did before."
See more messages and well wishes from Demi's friends following her hospitalization below:
If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse, contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).
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