Demi Lovato is still in hospital following 'complications' from her overdose 

Lovato at the 2017 American Music Awards
Lovato at the 2017 American Music Awards Credit: Reuters

Demi Lovato is reportedly still in hospital after allegedly suffering from an opioid overdose last Wednesday. 

According to TMZ, the former Disney Channel star remains at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles due to complications following her overdose which include "nausea" and "high fever".

The site reported that Lovato is "under the care of medical experts and is expected to make a full recovery."

The 25-year-old was discovered unresponsive at her home last week and had to be treated by paramedics with the emergency drug for opioid overdoses, Narcan. 

The child star is currently receiving support from family, friends and ex-boyfriend of six years, actor Wilmer Valderrama, who was spotted visiting the singer late last week. 

Lovato performing on tour in 2016 Credit: Invision

Last week her representatives said: “Demi is awake and with her family who want to express thanks to everyone for the love, prayers, and support.

“Some of the information being reported is incorrect and they respectfully ask for privacy and not speculation as her health and recovery is the most important thing right now.”

The singer has a history of addiction that began when she was a teenager – she first went to rehab aged just 17. 

Lovato first discussed her struggle with bipolar disorder, addiction, an eating disorder, and self-harm in 2010. Three years later she released the book Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year, and in 2017 she produced a YouTube documentary about her life and career, titled Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated.

In June Lovato posted a new song to YouTube, Sober, that revealed that she had relapsed for the first time in six years.