Selena Gomez is finally speaking out about Demi Lovato’s alleged overdose as the "Sorry Not Sorry" singer is still recovering from the incident that occurred on Tuesday (July 24). An insider told E! that Gomez, who once used to be good pals with the former Disney star "was very upset and emotional" when she heard about the news. Despite having grown apart as friends, the source mentions the two "always shared a special bond and they still have love for one another."
The insider continued: "Selena has reached out to Demi's family members to share her love and prayers, and she is really distraught about her health. She hates that Demi has been suffering." Gomez’s response comes on the heels of Lovato's emergency hospitalization when she overdosed at her Hollywood Hills home, prompting paramedics called to the scene and friends to administer the artist with Narcan — the emergency treatment that virtually saved Lovato’s life — before rushing her to a nearby medical facility for further treatment.
As fans awaited updates of Lovato's medical state, celebrities flooded social media with prayers for the performer’s recovery, generating the hashtag #PrayforDemi. Gomez's mother, Mandy Teefy, who has known the "Tell Me You Love Me" vocalist since she was a child, later grieved the crushing news on Instagram.
"This was exactly 10 yrs ago at S, Sweet 16. @ddlovato we love you," Teefey captioned a heartwarming throwback pic of Lovato and Gomez celebrating together 2008. "The world is a better place because of these infectious smiles. My heart hurts."
The substance by which Lovato overdosed has yet been pronounced, although it was believed to be heroin — TMZ, who broke the news first, later clarified heroin was not the drug in question. As of late, Lovato is awake and in stable condition.
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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