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Demi Lovato Cancels New Jersey Concert After Apparent Drug Overdose

A Demi Lovato concert planned for Atlantic City, New Jersey, Thursday night has been canceled after the star suffered an apparent drug overdose.

The Grammy-nominated singer was transported to Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles Tuesday following the suspected overdose, sources familiar with the incident told NBC News Tuesday.

Local promoters said in a Twitter post Tuesday evening that the concert, one of the line-up in New Jersey’s beach concert series, would be canceled in light of the news. 

Ticket holders can still attend Thursday night’s concert, which features artist Lauv, and Sunday's beach concert featuring The Chainsmokers is also going ahead. Refunds would also be available at point of purchase for Lovato fans.

Lovato, 25, had been struggling with addiction and mental illness, as she told in her YouTube documentary “Demi Lovato: Simply Confident”. In her newest single “Sober”, she explains how she has since broken her six year sobriety.

Hashtags #DemiLovato and #HowDemiHelpedMe were trending Tuesday once word of Lovato’s state broke out.

Lovato was still in the hospital Wednesday morning and was conscious and recovering.

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