Demi Lovato’s overdose last month was likely triggered by fentanyl-laced Oxycodone, according to TMZ.
Sources reportedly told the news outlet that Lovato and a drug dealer “freebased Oxycodone on tin foil” at her Hollywood Hills house in the early hours of July 24.
Unbeknownst to Lovato, the pills were reportedly laced with fentanyl, the same drug that killed Prince in 2016.
TMZ‘s sources also said that Lovato had been in touch with the drug dealer since April. That night, she reportedly texted him around 4 a.m. following a birthday celebration at Saddle Ranch on the Sunset Strip.
TMZ also reports that the drug dealer left her home when he noticed she was in bed, breathing heavily.
Lovato has said she first tried cocaine as a 17-year-old Disney star and “loved it.”
“I was going to the airport and I had a Sprite bottle just filled with vodka. It was just nine in the morning, and I was throwing up in the car, and this was just to get on a plane to go back to L.A. to the sober living house that I was staying at,” Lovato said. “I had all the help in the world, but I didn’t want it.”
In June, Lovato shared that she had relapsed and released the single “Sober.”
“I’m sorry for the fans I lost who watched me fall again,” Lovato sings in the song. “I want to be a role model but I’m only human.”
The lyrics also include Lovato singing, “I’m sorry that I’m here again. I promise I’ll get help.”