Singer/actress Demi Lovato was taken to a Los Angeles hospital Tuesday for a possible heroin overdose, according to multiple reports.

The Los Angeles Police Department would confirm only that officers responded around 11:40 a.m. to a home in the 8000 block of Laurel View Drive in Hollywood for what was described as a medical emergency.

The department declined to provide further details.

TMZ.com and US Weekly reported the 25-year-old singer, who has a history of substance-abuse issues, was suffering from a possible heroin overdose. TMZ reported that paramedics found the singer unconscious and treated her with Narcan, which is typically used for drug overdoses.

There was no immediate word on Lovato’s condition, but People magazine, citing an unnamed source, reported Tuesday afternoon that she was “OK and stable.”

The former Disney Channel actress’ struggles with addiction, bipolar disorder and other issues were recounted last year in a YouTube documentary titled “Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated.” Although she had recently marked six years of sobriety, she released a song last month titled “Sober,” in which she revealed that she had relapsed.

The lyrics of the song include the lines: “To the ones who never left me; we’ve been down this road before; I’m so sorry, I’m not sober anymore.”

A host of celebrities posted message on Twitter in support of Lovato, including Ellen DeGeneres, Ariana Grande, Meghan Trainor, Brad Paisley and Emmy Rossum.

“My friend (Lovato) is one of the kindest, most talented people I’ve ever met,” Paisley wrote. “Praying for her right now, addiction is a terrifying disease. There is no one more honest or brave than this woman.”

Lovato was scheduled to perform a concert on the beach in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Thursday, but various reports have surfaced her appearance has already been canceled.

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