Demi Lovato's 911 call released: 'This is definitely a medical emergency'

Junie Sihlangu
Jul 27, 2018
07:00 A.M.
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On Tuesday, singer Demi Lovato had to be rushed to the hospital after suffering an apparent overdose. Now the 911 call made on that day has been released.


According to the recording, the singer’s assistant is the one who called for help. At one point, while talking to a dispatcher, she asked that no sirens should go off.

On the 911 call which was released on Thursday, Demi Lovato’s assistant could be heard speaking to a male dispatcher. The dispatcher asks the assistant at one point if she is with “the patient.”

Lovato’s assistant lets him know that she now downstairs and that other people are with the star. She then adds, “We just need to get somebody out here.”


For more on this story go to our Twitter account @amomama_usa. He then informs her that she “should be hearing the sirens real soon.”

Presumably not wanting the ambulance to be heard or for a fuss to be created, the assistant asks the dispatcher not to have the sirens on. He then tells her that because it’s a “medical emergency” it won’t be possible for the sirens to stay off because the paramedics need to get to them “as fast as possible.”


Then a man can be heard telling the dispatcher that they could hear the sirens. Thursday was the second day that Lovato, 25, was in the hospital as she continues recovering.

She was rushed to the hospital on Tuesday at around 11:40 a.m. after an apparent overdose at her Hollywood Hills home. In a statement on Tuesday evening, the singer’s publicist confirmed that Lovato “is awake and with her family who want to express thanks to everyone for the love, prayers and support.”


It’s been reported that the singer was given Narcan at her home to fight the effects of the heroin. Although a source shared with People that it wasn’t a heroin overdose.

According to Drugs.com, Narcan, whose chemical name is Naloxone Hydrochloride, was a medication commonly used to block the effects of opioids, especially when overdoses are present.


The incident took place only a day after Lovato celebrated a friend’s birthday in West Hollywood. According to the photos that the singer shared on her private Instagram account, she seemed to be in good spirits.

The star has battled addiction, mental illness, and disordered eating for years. In 2010, she entered treatment, where she received professional assistance for bipolar disorder, bulimia, self-harm, and addiction.

However, she relapsed after leaving the treatment center, and then entered a sober living facility for a year. In March, Lovato revealed she was celebrating six years of sobriety.

Despite this, in June, she released a new song called Sober where she revealed that she had relapsed.

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