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Demi Lovato Suffered Brain Damage, Three Strokes And A Heart Attack Following 2018 Overdose

Demi Lovato Suffered Brain Damage, Three Strokes And A Heart Attack Following 2018 Overdose

Demi Lovato is taking to the small screen once again. But this time, she’s laying it all on the table.

Yesterday, the Confident singer announced her latest project— a second documentary titled ‘Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil’ for YouTube Originals premiering on March 23rd. The four-part series will follow Demi as she opens up about her 2018 overdose and grapples with her subsequent experience in treatment.

“I’ve had so much to say over the past two years, wanting to set the record straight about what it was that happened,” the Camp Rock alum says in the trailer posted to her social media channels. “FYI, I’m just going to say it all, and if we don’t want to use any of it, we can take it out. Any time that you suppress a part of yourself, it’s gonna overflow.”

In July 2018, Demi was found unconscious inside her Hollywood Hills home and rushed to the hospital after suffering an overdose. The new documentary trailer indicates that heroin was potentially involved despite initial reports that said otherwise.

“I crossed a line that I had never crossed. I snapped” the artist tells producers before revealing that the near-fatal drug overdose caused her to have three strokes and a heart attack. “My doctors said that I had five to ten more minutes [to live].”

In a press call with the Television Critics Association on Thursday, Demi shared further: “I was left with brain damage, and I still deal with the effects of that today. I don’t drive a car because there are blind spots in my vision. I also for a long time had a really hard time reading. I feel like they kind of are still there to remind me of what could happen if I ever get into a dark place again.”

A long-time advocate for mental health and addiction, the 28-year-old has faced a challenging few years. Following her overdose, Demi got engaged to Young and the Restless star Max Ehrich in July 2020. However, the couple called it quits two months later to “focus on their respective careers.” The actor proceeded to share a series of erratic posts on social media seemingly in an effort to grab Demi’s attention.

Now, however, it seems Demi’s life is in a more stable place. “I’m ready to get back to doing what I love which is making music,” she says in the trailer. “I’m not living my life for other people or their headlines or their Twitter comments.”

The documentary will also feature appearances from Elton John, Christina Aguilera, and several members of Demi’s inner circle.

We are so ready for Demi Lovato’s well-deserved redemption. Stream ‘Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil’ on YouTube March 23rd.

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