Demi Lovato’s Atlantic City Concert Canceled, ‘Beat Shazam’ Episode Pulled Following Apparent Overdose 


Demi Lovato’s upcoming Atlantic City, New Jersey, concert has been canceled following her Tuesday, July 24, hospitalization for an apparent overdose, a source confirms to Us Weekly.

The 25-year-old singer was set to perform at Atlantic City Beach with special guests Lauv and Chris Devine on Thursday, July 26. A rep for the venue told Variety that a new headliner for the show will be announced soon. “Demi’s Atlantic City appearance on July 26th has been canceled in light of today’s news. Tickets will be valid to attend the Lauv performance on July 26th along with The Chainsmokers show on July 29th as part of the Atlantic City BeachFest Concert Series. Refunds are also available at point of purchase if preferred,” Live Nation told Us in a statement.

Lovato’s guest appearance on the Tuesday episode of Fox’s Beat Shazam was also pulled after her possible overdose.

Demi Lovato Concert Cancelled
Demi Lovato performs at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tammie Arroyo/AFF-USA.COM/MEGA

“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,” the network said in a statement to Us Weekly on Tuesday. “Our thoughts go out to Demi and her family.”

Us Weekly confirmed on Tuesday that Lovato was rushed to the hospital after she was found unconscious in her Los Angeles home by paramedics. A source exclusively told Us that one of the “Tell Me You Love Me” singer’s friends “had Narcan on hand in case something like this happened.” A second source told Us Narcan, which is used to reverse opioid overdose, was administered to Lovato.

According to the first source, the “Stone Cold” crooner is “going to be OK” following the hospitalization.

Amid the news, Kate Hudson’s athletic wear brand also released a statement. (Lovato is a brand ambassador.) “We are deeply saddened to hear the news about our friend Demi Lovato, who has inspired so many of us throughout her journey,” the company told Us. “We send her our love and support as she finds the strength to recover.”

Lovato, who first went to rehab for her struggle with substance abuse in 2010, revealed last month that she had relapsed after six years of sobriety. The Disney alum released an emotional track titled “Sober” on June 21, apologizing to her family and fans for her relapse.

“Mama, I’m so sorry I’m not sober anymore / And Daddy, please forgive me for the drinks spilled on the floor,” she sings. To the ones who never left me / We’ve been down this road before / I’m so sorry, I’m not sober anymore. … I wanna be a role model / But I’m only human.”

If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse, contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).

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