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Demi Lovato is awake in hospital as her rep releases a statement surrounding overdose rumours

The star was rushed to hospital in LA on Tuesday

Hanna Fillingham

Demi Lovato's representatives have released a statement following the news that the star was rushed to hospital - as speculation continues around the cause of the emergency. As told to Variety, it reads: "Demi is awake and with her family who want to express thanks to everyone for the love, prayers and support. 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." The Confident singer was admitted to hospital in LA on Tuesday after suffering what was thought to be a drug overdose, according to reports by TMZ.

Demi Lovato was rushed to hospital on Tuesday

The singer is thought to have been taken ill on Tuesday afternoon, although her condition is not yet known. Demi has been open about her own struggles with depression, eating disorders and substance abuse in the past. She also had a stint in rehab in 2010, but celebrated six years of sobriety in March, and she held a concert to mark the milestone.

Many of Demi's celebrity pals have taken to Twitter to send their support to the star. Ellen DeGeneres said: "I love @DDLovato so much. It breaks my heart that she is going through this. She is a light in this world, and I am sending my love to her and her family," while Lily Allen wrote: "Poor beautiful spirit @ddlovato I hope she’s ok, and that she makes a full recovery soon." 

Demi has been open about her struggles

The star is known for helping her fans with their own struggles, and earlier in the year revealed that she was offering free therapy sessions to those attending her concerts on her U.S tour. Demi, who also has bipolar disorder, said that she wanted to take away the stigma of mental illness" as she opened up about her plans. "It's basically like a therapy session before the concerts and we have speakers from all over, and we're also helping out with different charities from around the country, so it'll be incredible and a very moving and inspiring experience," Demi told Good Morning America in January.

Last year, Demi released documentary, Simply Complicated, based on her eating disorder recovery and her ongoing struggle - again to help raise awareness to others. Speaking about the project, the American star told Teen Vogue: "It was really hard to talk about on camera. But I knew that if I was honest, it would help somebody understand. Sometimes I'm not perfect with my recovery and my eating issues, but I keep fighting. And I want people to see that."

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