Friday 14 December 2018

'No sirens please' - Demi Lovato's friend who called 911 urged them to switch off sirens

A planned performance by Demi Lovato has been cancelled after she was taken to hospital (John Linton/PA)
A planned performance by Demi Lovato has been cancelled after she was taken to hospital (John Linton/PA)

A female friend of troubled singer Demi Lovato (25) urged a 911 operator to get paramedics to switch off their sirens.

The unidentified woman called 911 from the singer's Hollywood Hills home early on Tuesday morning, after Demi was reportedly found in bed unconscious from a suspected drug overdose.

Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato

A recording of the 911 call - obtained by TMZ.com - hears a female talk with the 911 operator. Demi is not identified in the call.

The operator directs her to stay with the patient, and he will stay on the line with her until paramedics arrive at the address.

He advises her to send someone out onto the street to flag the ambulance down, before advising them to gather up any medications the singer may be on and lock any family pets into a room.

The operator then advises that they should be able to hear the sirens from the ambulance as it gets closer to the address.

Demi Lovato is reportedly in hospital (Isabel Infantes/PA)
Demi Lovato is reportedly in hospital (Isabel Infantes/PA)

At this stage, the woman tells the operator: "No sirens please. Right?"

The operator answers: "No this is a medical emergency. I don't have any control over that.

"This is definitely a medical emergency for her and we will get there as fast as possible."

A male voice later comes on the line and says they can hear the sirens, and the ambulance may take another little while as it's a "windy street".

Joe Jonas shares support for ex-girlfriend Demi Lovato after ‘overdose’ (Jim Smeal/BEI/REX/Shutterstock)
Joe Jonas shares support for ex-girlfriend Demi Lovato after ‘overdose’ (Jim Smeal/BEI/REX/Shutterstock)
A representative for Lovato has said she is now awake and with her family (Ian West/PA)
Demi Lovato has been open with her problems of alcohol and substance abuse in the past (PA)
Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato (Isabel InfantesPA)
Demi Lovato performs live exclusively for American Airlines AAdvantage¨ Mastercard¨ cardmembers at House of Blues Dallas on Friday, February 9th in Dallas, TX. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Mastercard)
Singer Demi Lovato performs at The Forum on March 2, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Demi Lovato attends Refinery29 29Rooms Los Angeles: Turn It Into Art Opening Night Party at ROW DTLA on December 6, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Refinery29 )
Demi Lovato attends Refinery29 29Rooms Los Angeles: Turn It Into Art Opening Night Party at ROW DTLA on December 6, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Refinery29 )
2018 Billboard Music Awards – Arrivals – Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., 20/05/2018 – Demi Lovato. REUTERS/Steve Marcus

The paramedics are there seconds later, and the call ends.

Demi was subsequently treated at the scene and rushed to an LA hospital.

According to TMZ.com, she refused to divulge to paramedics what drug she had taken.

It was reported initially that it was heroin, but sources close to the singer have denied this, but will not disclose what drugs she had taken.

The emergency came after Demi was out partying through the night, after celebrating a friend's birthday on Monday.

 

Over the years, Demi has been open about her drug-taking, eating disorders, depression and trips to rehab.

She spoke of how she first took cocaine at the age of 17, while starring in kids' TV programme 'Sonny With A Chance'.

Since becoming clean, her career has gone from strength to strength.

She has recently released a song called 'Sober', in which she admitted to recent relapse in her sobriety.

TMZ report that a number of Demi's friends have sensed the star had been struggling in recent weeks, and an intervention was reportedly staged.

Demi is continuing to recover.

Scheduled concerts in Atlantic City and Toronto have been cancelled in the meantime.

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