It has been ten days since Demi Lovato checked into Cedars Sinai hospital in Los Angeles after an apparent drug overdose. With round-the-clock care and visits from friends and family, including the singer’s ex-boyfriend, Wilmer Valderrama, Lovato is reportedly stabilized and expected to leave sometime this week, according to TMZ.
As of July 30th, reports indicated that Demi was still suffering from complications, such as a high fever and extreme nausea, but that she was “expected to make a full recovery.”
TMZ reports that sources close to the singer say she has agreed to enter a live-in rehab facility as soon as she’s able to leave the hospital, and that she’ll be transferred directly to the facility as soon as she’s discharged. The sources also noted that at least one member of Lovato’s team said they would walk away if she did not enter rehab.
According to E! News, the singer was partying for weeks before the overdose occurred, and the consequences shook her.
“This was going on for a few weeks and the warning signs were there. She slipped up and thought she could handle it. This is obviously a huge wakeup call. Demi doesn’t want to die and she’s very grateful to be alive,” a source said. “She will be leaving the hospital and heading straight to rehab. Her family has been by her side supporting her and is getting her the help she needs.”
However, no plans are set in stone. Last week reps for Lovato told InStyle: “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.”
We’re sending good vibes Demi’s way during this difficult time.