Demi Lovato's broken life

Pop singer Demi Lovato, seen here performing in Lisbon last month, was recently hospitalised for a drug overdose.
Pop singer Demi Lovato, seen here performing in Lisbon last month, was recently hospitalised for a drug overdose.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Celebrities show support for the former child star, who is awake after an overdose

The reports published yesterday that pop singer Demi Lovato has been hospitalised for a drug overdose highlight her long struggle with addiction.

According to TMZ, the overdose took place in her house in Hollywood and that medical staff had to treat her with Narcan, described as "an emergency treatment for narcotic overdoses".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 26, 2018, with the headline 'Demi Lovato's broken life'. Print Edition | Subscribe