In the weeks since Demi Lovato suffered an overdose that nearly claimed her life, the outpouring of support and concern from fans has been constant.
Millions were relieved by reports that Lovato had checked into rehab earlier this week after spending several days at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.
Now, however, the latest update from Demi’s inner circle has led to a new round of fears for the beloved singer’s health.
According to Radar Online, Lovato checked out of rehab earlier this week after just five days of treatment.
Sources close to Lovato say she’s currently in Chicago with her mother.
Fortunately, the unexpected trip is not Demi’s way of avoiding the rigors of recovery — quite the opposite, in fact.
Lovato is in Illinois to visit Timberline Knolls, the facility where she sought treatment when she first decided to get sober back in 2012.
“Demi and her mom flew to Chicago together, where she is meeting with a team of doctors that were very influential to her in early recovery,” a source close to the situation tells Radar.
The insider adds that Lovato “trusts the team of doctors at the facility with her life.”
Even though it was at Timberline where Demi got sober for the first time, she was apparently reluctant to return to the facility due to feelings of shame regarding her relapse.
“The team at Timberline reached out to Demi to try and convince her to get treatment there after her overdose, but she was too ashamed and embarrassed to go there because of their long history,” says the source.
“After a lot of consideration, Demi and her mom wanted to talk to them because they wanted to see what they recommend for her treatment.”
Despite her closeness with the staff at Timberline, Demi is reportedly planning to return to Arizona this week where she has already begun treatment.
In other news, Lovato has canceled her remaining tour dates and plans to spend the next several months focusing on her recovery.
We wish her all the best as she navigates the hard road ahead.