Demi Lovato Announces She Had 3 Strokes and a Heart Attack After Her Near-fatal 2018 Overdose

Demi Lovato has made a shocking revelation about her almost fatal drug overdose in 2018. 

The 28-year-old singer and actress has opened up about the events which led to her overdose, as well as the devastating ways it affected her afterwards, in an upcoming YouTube documentary entitled Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil, which premieres on March 23.

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Courtesy: Youtube / Dancing With The Devil: Demi Lovato

She goes into detail about the night she was found unconscious at her Los Angeles home in July 2018, following an overdose reportedly consisting of opioids laced with fentanyl. The overdose came just one month after she admitted that she had broken her six years of sobriety.

Demi Lovato’s previous 2017 documentary, Simply Complicated, was met with rave reviews, as fans and critics admired her for opening up about her struggles with mental health and addiction. So it doesn’t surprise us to hear that she wanted to do another one about one of the worst moments of her life… 

“I had so much to say over the past two years, wanting to set the record straight about what it was that happened,” she said about the new documentary. 

“Any time that you suppress a part of yourself, it’s gonna overflow.”

Some of Demi’s confessions are truly shocking and heart-breaking, as she outlines not just what happened to her on the night she was fighting for her life, but the devastating effects it had for many months after… 

“I had three strokes. I had a heart attack. My doctors said that I had five to 10 more minutes to live,” she candidly recalled. 

She then went into detail about how the overdose had left her with permanent brain damage – something that may come as a shock to many people… 

“I don’t drive a car because I have blind spots in my vision,” she confessed, before adding that she also struggled with simple tasks we take for granted, such as reading… 

“I had a really hard time reading,” she added. 

“Reading was a big deal when I was able to read out of a book, which was two months later because my vision was so blurry, I dealt with a lot of the repercussions and I think they are kind of still there to remind me of what could happen if I ever get into a dark place again. 

“I’m grateful for those reminders but I’m so grateful that I’m someone who didn’t have to do a lot of rehabbing. The rehabbing came in the emotional side and the therapeutic side internally. I did a lot of work after that, just not physical.”

Demi confessed that the biggest reason for her wanting to make the deeply personal documentary is because she wants to help people. Even if it helps just one person in a similar position, Demi will regard it as a true success… 

“If it helps you, then I hope that it can because that was ultimately my purpose in putting this out was to be able to help people who have been on the same path as I have,” she concluded.  

We admire Demi for putting such a raw and honest documentary out there. 

Catch Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil on March 23 on YouTube. Check out the official trailer:

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