Fox pulls an episode of 'Beat Shazam' featuring Demi Lovato following her drug overdose
In spite of being sober for almost six years, Demi Lovato sudden relapse weeks ago led to her hospitalization and eventual cancelation of her shows and tour schedule.
Fox has confirmed that it is pulling down Tuesday night's episode of 'Beat Shazam' which featured a guest appearance by pop-singer Demi Lovato. The decision follows Lovato's inevitable relapse weeks ago which led the singer to be hospitalized on Tuesday due to a possible heroin overdose.
Fox mentioned in a statement, "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. Our thoughts go out to Demi and her family.” Demi had been promoting the episode which was being hosted by Jamie Foxx- on her Twitter feed among 56 million followers only a few hours before she was rushed to the hospital.
The Grammy-nominated pop star was rushed to Cedars Sinai Medical Center from her home in Hollywood Hills after an apparent drug overdoes from what seemed to be an unspecified narcotic. As Variety reports, according to law enforcement officials, the Los Angeles Police Department was quick to respond to the medical emergency which came from the 8000 block of Laurel View Drive in the Hollywood Hills which is where Lovato's house is located. Lovato was reportedly found unconscious and was immediately treated with Narcan in order to reverse the opioid overdose.
Lovato's aunt Kerissa Dunn posted that Lovato is now "awake and responsive" on Facebook but soon removed the post. Lovato doesn't seem to be alone in her battle against substance abuse. The social media platforms soon filled up with #PrayForDemi and #StayStrongDemi as fans poured their support for the pop star. Several prominent celebrities too joined the trail including pop singer Ariana Grande who tweeted her support by posting, "I love u @ddlovato.” Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres too expressed her love as she posted, "I love @DDLovato so much. It breaks my heart that she is going through this. She is a light in this world, and I am sending my love to her and her family.” Country star Brad Paisley who had collaborated with Lovato for her 2016 single 'Without a Fight' tweeted, "My friend @ddlovato is one of the kindest, most talented people I’ve ever met. Praying for her right now, addiction is a terrifying disease. There is no one more honest or brave than this woman.”
sending huge recovery love to Demi. this is a very personal moment and respected delicately. all we can do is send our best wishes and love. addiction isn’t simple nor easy. you’re very loved, @ddlovato you’ll beat this as you did before. 🙏🏽— Kehlani (@Kehlani) July 24, 2018
My whole heart and my whole soul is with @ddlovato today. I adore you and so does the entire world. You will fight this and you will come out of it even stronger. Addiction is powerful beyond measure, but you can defeat it. I love you.— Ruby Rose (@RubyRose) July 24, 2018
Lovato has always been open about her drug problem. She had celebrated six years of sobriety in March when she tweeted: "So grateful for another year of joy, health, and happiness...It IS possible." However, all hasn't been well ever since.
In her recent song 'Sober' she mentions her relapse and sings, "I'm so sorry I'm not sober anymore." In her documentary 'Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated' Lovato said that she was scared that her heart might burst out if she continued with her addiction. She said, “But I did it anyway, and I loved it the first time that I did it." She refers to her estranged father's addiction problem who passed away in 2013. "I guess I always searched for what he found in drugs and alcohol because it fulfilled him, and he chose that over a family,” she said.
Lovato's Atlantic City concert which was supposed to take place on Thursday has been canceled due to her ill health. The singer's Live Nation tour has been running since February last year and has averaged over $596,000 in box office gross. The quest is supposed to hit Central and South America beginning in Mexico on September 20.