Singer and actress Demi Lovato is headed for drug abuse treatment after being hospitalized this week following an overdose, CNN reports, citing a source close to the former Disney Channel star.
Lovato has reportedly been surrounded by friends and family members at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where she was taken Tuesday afternoon. She is expected to be released soon.
“This will not be the first time Lovato has sought professional help for substance abuse,” CNN notes. “She previously entered rehab in 2010.”
The report notes that Lovato has been open about her battle with cocaine and alcohol, along with mental health issues and an eating disorder.
CNN quotes Lovato saying previously: “You just have to take it one day at a time; some days are easier than others and some days you forget about drinking and using, but for me, I work on my physical health, which is important, but my mental health as well. I make sure I stay on my medications. I go to AA meetings. I do what I can physically in the gym. I make it a priority.”