Demi Lovato is opening up about the realities of her overdose. In the trailer for her upcoming documentary titled “Dancing With The Devil,” the 28-year-old singer spoke about her life-threatening ordeal.
The documentary is set for release on YouTube Originals on March 23, 2021. Lovato briefly addressed the health concerns that continue to plague her after her July 2018 overdose at her Los Angeles home in the teaser clip.
The star reportedly was found unconscious after reportedly consuming opioids laced with fentanyl. The overdose came only a month after she revealed she had broken her sobriety of six years.
Lovato was candid, explaining to viewers that she was lucky to be alive. The star revealed that she skirted death, with doctors telling her she had only minutes between her and death, saying:
“My doctors said that I had five to 10 more minutes.”
In the clip, Lovato is shown partying with her friends. Next, those close to her recounted how they found her unconscious as they tearfully reflected on the idea of Lovato not making it adding that they were unsure if the star would survive.
Last July, on the anniversary of her overdose, the star called the moment a miracle. Lovato thanked doctors at Cedar’s Sinai for saving her life. However, the star has been candid about the lingering effects of her overdose.
Life After overdose
Lovato explains in the clip she had three strokes and a heart attack. In an interview with People, Lovato expressed that she had been left with brain damage from the incident. Furthermore, she described experiencing a loss of vision.
The star continued to confess that she cannot drive a car because of the blind spots in her vision. Additionally, Lovato explained she had difficulty reading out of a book two months after her ordeal due to blurry vision.
Lovato, however, has taken a positive outlook towards the repercussions of her overdose. The entertainer continued to tell People the effects are a constant reminder of the dire consequences of sinking into her dark place.
Lovato On Living Her Truth
The trailer also seems to point to Lovato’s very brief engagement with Max Ehrich. The clip teases the storyline when Lovato flashes her ring, sharing her engagement news before another clip of her cringing at the lack of it.
Lovato has relaunched her singing career. Last year, the star sang at last year’s Grammy Awards and lent her voice to the national anthem at the Super Bowl. She also performed on a TV special marking the presidential inauguration.
Lovato first hit our screens as a child actor on Barney and Friends. She later acquired wider fame with the hit Disney film Camp rock. After, Lovato launched a chart-topping musical career.
The pop star has since released six studio albums and made numerous appearances on TV shows such as the X factor, where she sat as a judge. In 2012 the star opened up once more to discuss her mental health and addiction concerns.