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Demi Lovato’s Fans Held An Impromptu Tribute Concert As She Continues To Recover In The Hospital

Demi Lovato’s fans want her to know they’re not going anywhere. As the singer continues to recover from her apparent drug overdose, a group of fans gathered at Atlantic City Beach on Friday for an impromptu concert where Demi had been scheduled to perform. 

Following Demi’s hospitalization on Tuesday, the concert was obviously canceled — but fans wanted to use the site to show their support for the star. Videos on social media show them holding encouraging signs, singing Demi’s song “Sober,” and shouting things like “We still love you!”

At one point, a crowd even gathered to watch the show of support. 

The event was one of the many ways Demi’s fans have been expressing their love for her while she recovers. In addition to posting well wishes and prayers, many have taken to Twitter with the hashtag #HowDemiHasHelpedMe to show the impact Demi has had on their lives.

According to E! News, Demi is “getting better” with support from both her family and ex-boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama. He’s reportedly visited her more than once at the hospital. 

“Wilmer is completely devastated and he still loves Demi and it was just a matter of scheduling and time that they needed to make a romantic relationship work,” a source told Us Weekly

Though Demi’s “been honest with him about her relapse,” the source said Wilmer didn’t know the severity of her struggle. The two have been close friends ever since they ended their six-year relationship. 

PEOPLE reported that upon Demi’s release from the hospital, her family wants her to enter rehab. They’ve “looked into several options,” a source told the magazine. Demi’s battle with substance abuse, mental illness and eating disorders has prompted her to enter treatment and a sober living facility before.

In March of this year, she revealed that she was celebrating six years of sobriety. But on June 21, Demi released a song titled, “Sober,” in which she admitted that she had relapsed. 

Last Tuesday, Demi was rushed to the hospital from her Hollywood Hills home after being found unconscious and revived with Narcan, an emergency medication that reverses the effects of a narcotic overdose. That night, a spokesperson for the singer confirmed she was awake and stable. The rep also thanked everyone for their support, and requested privacy for Demi as she recovers. 

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