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'Beat Shazam' creators exclude episode with Demi Lovato after her overdose

Junie Sihlangu
Jul 25, 2018
07:41 A.M.

Singer Demi Lovato was supposed to feature on Jamie Foxx’s game show Beat Shazam on Tuesday evening. However, Fox had to cancel the episode due to a possible drug overdose that the star has undergone.

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On Monday, the singer was rushed to a hospital after she was found unconscious at her house. Reports say she had a possible heroin overdose.

In a statement, Fox said, ‘Tonight’s previously scheduled episode of Beat Shazam featured a guest appearance by Demi Lovato. In light of recent reports, we have decided to replace the episode of Beat Shazam with another all-new episode.’

They added that their thoughts went out to Lovato and her family. Her appearance on the show had been taped in December with the rest of the series’ current season 2.

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For more on this story go to our Twitter account @amomama_usa. Lovato gave a sneak peek of the episode to her Twitter followers earlier on Monday.

In the now-deleted post, the singer wrote, ‘Oh hi… Guess who’s on @BeatShazamFOX tonight at 8/7c?’ She included a video in the post.

It’s been reported that Lovato is in stable condition at a local Los Angeles hospital. The police were called to her Hollywood home just before noon PT.

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It was reported that she had suffered an apparent heroin overdose. The Los Angeles Police Department would not confirm her identity.

The star has struggled with substance abuse and has been outspoken about her journey. In a recent YouTube documentary and in her latest song Sober, she opens up about her addiction.

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Her song described her having relapsed after fighting substance abuse for years. She previously lived in a sober living home after leaving rehab and had been sober from alcohol, cocaine, and Oxycontin addiction for six years.

Her hospitalization came two days after Lovato’s most recent performance in Paso Robles, California, with Iggy Azalea at the California Mid-State Fair. Her Thursday show in Atlantic City Beach in New Jersey has since been canceled.

She has a South American tour booked for September and November. The singer’s North American leg of her show this spring grossed more than $20 million.

Local news reports said promoter Live Nation was looking for an act to replace Lovato for Thursday’s show. She is also scheduled to perform on Sunday in Toronto with Jason Mraz.

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