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Demi Lovato Overdose: a Flood of Support from Stars

Demi Lovato Overdose: a Flood of Support from Stars
Instagram (clockwise from top left): Charlie Puth, Mandy Teefey, Kelly Rowland, Macklemore

The pop music universe was shaken to its core earlier this week when initial reports came in saying Demi Lovato had apparently overdosed on heroin and had to be transported to the hospital. Since then, new reports have come in confirming the star is alive, awake and surrounded by family while she recovers. It's also unclear exactly what she overdosed on - reports contradict each other, and doubt has been cast on the initial suspition that heroin is to blame.

Since Demi's brush with death Tuesday, fellow stars, some of whom also suffer from the terrible disease of addiction, have come forward to offer their support to Demi in many ways.

Macklemore & Charlie Puth dedicate songs to Demi Lovato at gigs

Rapper Macklemore and Charlie Puth dedicated tracks to Demi Lovato at shows on Tuesday night (24Jul18), hours after the singer was hospitalized following an alleged overdose. Macklemore and Puth took the stage at shows in Massachusetts and New Jersey and offered up thoughts and prayers for the 25 year old.

Former addict Macklemore dedicated his 2009 song Otherside, which details his past drug abuse issues, to Demi during his Xfinity Center gig in Boston, calling her "my sister in recovery". The rapper went on to call addiction a disease "that ties us addicts together".

Meanwhile, Lovato was also on Puth's mind as he performed in Camden, New Jersey - he dedicated his number one ballad See You Again to her during the show. "This song goes out to Demi Lovato," he told fans. "I hope she makes a quick, quick recovery and our prayers are with her."

Stars show Support on Social Media

Lady Gaga, Ruby Rose, Cardi B, Missy Elliott, Ariana Grande, Brad Paisley, Joe and Nick Jonas have also sent get well messages and positive thoughts to Lovato on social media, while her former trainer, Randy Couture, told TMZ he's there for the singer when she needs him.

Couture, who has been helping Lovato stay in shape and achieve her goal of becoming a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu expert, told the outlet he was crushed to hear she had relapsed after six years of sobriety. "Sometimes there are setbacks," he said. "We're here to help her get through them and keep moving forward."

And actress Jada Pinkett Smith posted a very special message to Lovato on her Instagram page: "Addiction is real and a fierce battle but... it’s a battle that can be won. We are thinking of you @ddlovato and any other beautiful soul in the struggle."

Kelly Rowland gets temporary tattoo for friend Demi Lovato

Kelly Rowland has joined a host of celebrities lending their support to Demi Lovato by getting a temporary tattoo in her honor. Attending Refinery 29’s 29 Rooms event in Chicago, Illinois, on Wednesday, the former Destiny's Child member made a public tribute to her pal by making use of the event's in-house tattoo artist. Taking to Instagram Stories to document the evening, the Dilemma hitmaker first hinted at her prospective inking by sharing a drawing of a lion, the same animal Demi has on her hand. "@ddlovato I (love) you,” Kelly, 37, captioned the photo, before posting a video of herself getting the temporary tattoo drawn onto the back of her hand. “Got you on my mind,” she added in small yellow writing.

Instagram / @kellyrowland
Source: Instagram / @kellyrowland

Selena Gomez's mom hurt by Demi Lovato's alleged overdose drama

Perhaps the most touching tribute was offered by Selena Gomez's mother Mandy Teefey, who goes by @kicked2thecurbproductions on Instagram. She shared a 10-year-old shot of her daughter and Demi laughing at a birthday party on Wednesday. "This was exactly 10 yrs ago at S (Selena's), Sweet 16. The world is a better place because of these infectious smiles. My heart hurts," she wrote.

Instagram / @kicked2thecurbproductions
Source: Instagram / @kicked2thecurbproductions

Ariana Grande’s mother, Joan, has also shared her thoughts, revealing Lovato came to the aid of her son, Frankie, when he was struggling with addiction.

"She is a sweet, kind person, who has in my personal experience always shown love to everyone in my world," Ariana's mom writes. "She was there for Frankie during his work with sobriety... & as we know he just celebrated his ONE year...

"I pray that she recovers quickly and finds sobriety again. It is work, hard work, but with support and love, she will succeed!"

Ariana shared her mother's message with her Twitter followers, writing: "Mom wrote something beautiful. Check it out", while her brother Frankie also sent a message to Demi, adding: "I’m here for u & anyone else struggling with this disease."

Lovato's representative has confirmed the singer is "awake and with her family" following her medical emergency, while insisting that "some of the information being reported is incorrect".

Initial reports suggested that Demi had suffered a heroin overdose at her home in the Hollywood Hills, but now it appears it may have been another drug that sent her to the hospital.

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