Breaking news was reported earlier this afternoon when it was revealed that beloved pop superstar (and country duet partner) Demi Lovato had been hospitalized following what many believe to be a drug overdose.
As reported by TMZ, Lovato was found unconscious at her Hollywood Hills home just one day after celebrating her close friend’s birthday.
The star, who has collaborated with country music stars before and even covered some of their songs – has been an icon to so many with her brutal honesty and outspoken voice on the trials she has faced with addiction and an eating disorder.
In 2016, she and Brad Paisley worked together to record a duet that he released as a single that same year. “Without A Fight” was a hit success for Paisley and they performed it live at various news shows and other venues.
Brad Paisley and Lovato became good friends during this time and he even played guitar for her stripped-down performance of “Stone Cold” at the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards.
Demi Lovato was even supposed to sing Maren Morris’ hit collaboration “The Middle” before she chose to cancel it in favor of releasing her own single in July 2017.
Just a year later, Lovato released a song titled “Sober” that explained to the world that she had relapsed after six years of sobriety from drugs and alcohol.
The song was penned from a first person narrative and is sang like a heartfelt apology – it’s a song that really grips you with its lyrics.
In a tweet offering his support, love, and prayers for Demi Lovato, Brad Paisley spoke out to his millions of fans and shared heartfelt words to her in the wake of this terrifying time.
“My friend Demi Lovato is one of the kindest, most talented people I’ve ever met. Praying for her right now, addiction is a terrifying disease. There is no one more honest or brave than this woman.”
We are keeping Demi Lovato in our prayers as well. Currently, it’s reported she’s in stable condition.
Watch Brad and Demi’s duet below.