American television network Fox is pulling their Tuesday night episode of game show Beat Shazam that featured a guest appearance by Demi Lovato as the singer has reportedly been hospitalised following an alleged heroin overdose.
“Tonight’s previously scheduled episode of Beat Shazam featured a guest appearance by Demi Lovato,” Fox said in a release. “In light of recent reports, we have decided to replace the episode of Beat Shazam with another all-new episode. Our thoughts go out to Demi and her family.”
The episode was reportedly taped in December along with the rest of the series’ current Season 2.
Just hours before the incident allegedly occurred, Lovato shared a teaser video on her Twitter:
A representative for the Los Angeles Fire Department revealed to the publication that they “transported a 25-year-old female patient to a local hospital,” while the Los Angeles Police Department confirms both departments “responded to a medical emergency” in the area of the singer’s Hollywood Hills home.
TMZ obtained the audio of the emergency call which reveals Lovato was unconscious upon their arrival and revived with Narcan — an emergency medication to reverse the effects of a narcotic overdose.
The report comes a month after the release of her new song ‘Sober’, which details her recent relapse after six years of sobriety from painkiller OxyContin, alcohol, and cocaine.
Lovato spent three months in rehab in 2010, where she sought treatment for bipolar disorder and bulimia.
In 2013, Lovato moved into a sober living house, where she lived for about a year.
In the time since, she has been open about her previous drug dependence.
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