'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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Related posts

Nicole Kidman Protected Herself with a Prenup before Marrying Father of Her 2 Kids Keith Urban

March 03, 2022

Charlie Sheen Could Not Understand the Chaos He Created in His Life Because of His Addictions

January 31, 2022

Demi Moore Stood By Her Dying Mother's Side Despite Ugly Childhood under Mom's Care

April 02, 2022

Whitney Houston & Bobby Brown's Late Daughter Bobbi Kristina Would Have Turned 29 This Year

March 03, 2022

Maureen McCormick Met Her Husband of 37 Years at Church & Has Always Been an ‘Open Book’ to Him

February 23, 2022

Demi Moore Felt 'Betrayed' by Mom's Lie about Biological Dad Yet Later Forgave Her & Became Her Caregiver

May 17, 2022

Inside Tom Hanks & Wife of 33 Years Rita Wilson's Relationship with Their Biracial Granddaughter

April 29, 2022

Erin Moran 'Battled Demons' & Was 'Nobody' after Hollywood 'Chewed Her up and Spat Her Out'

April 06, 2022

Heather Locklear’s First & Final Love Saved Her from Downward Spiral Following Her 2 Broken Marriages

March 08, 2022

Tammy Slaton's 2022 Has Included Being in a Medically Induced Coma and Losing Her Home

February 11, 2022

Wendy Williams Is Still in Touch with Ex-husband That Left Her for Mistress Who Had His Child

May 10, 2022

The Life of Twins Lindsay & Sidney Greenbush 40 Years after Playing Carrie in 'Little House on the Prairie'

April 07, 2022

Ashley Judd Defended Herself from Public Criticism of Her Face amid Her Battle with Chronic 'Siege Migraines'

May 16, 2022

Shelley Long Was Pregnant on 'Cheers' & Nearly Died during Her Divorce — Her Daughter Also Became an Actress

March 11, 2022