Demi Lovato opened up about her drug addiction struggles and revealed that in 2018 when she overdosed, doctors said she had only 5-10 minutes to live. Her revelations are all part of her much anticipated new documentary.

Demi almost died when she OD’d in 2018

In July 2018, the 28-year pop star was rushed to hospital after she was found unconscious at her home following an overdose. Demi suffered three strokes and a heart attack in the process, and she has opened up about it in her upcoming documentary. The project directed by Michael Ratner also features family and friends talking about Demi’s struggle to survive.

Following the near-fatal incidence, she indicated in August 2018 that she has been transparent about her addiction journey. However, she has learned that addiction is an illness that just doesn’t fade or disappear with time. The pop star continued her recovery for over a year and a half before appearing in the public spotlight. She returned to the public during the 2020 Grammys and performed the national anthem at the Super Bowl. Demi performed “Anyone,” which is a single she had written days before she OD’d, and later indicated that the lyrics of the song were a cry for help.

Demi opens up in her documentary

In the documentary, “Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil,” she talks about her overdose, she rises to superstardom, and her mental health and sobriety struggles. A YouTube trailer of the documentary shows that it will also highlight ion her recent engagement with Max Ehrich.

Demi indicated in an interview with AP that the overdose left her with brain damage and still deals with the effects today. She explained that she couldn’t drive because she has blind spots in her visions. Equally, for long, she struggled with reading, and she only managed to do so after almost two months because she had blurry vision.

The singer told PEOPLE that she is proud of the person she is today, and she is looking forward to people seeing her documentary.


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