Shortly before the release of her upcoming documentary series, Dancing With The Devil, Demi Lovato has opened up about her near-death experience in 2018.
The pop-star and former Disney Channel star revealed that she had three strokes and a heart attack after experiencing a drug overdose back in 2018, adding that she was literally minutes from passing away when doctors managed to save her.
In the trailer for the docu-series, Demi shares, ‘My doctors said that I had five to 10 more minutes’. She had also been ‘left with brain damage’ which she still feels the effects of today.
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For instance, Demi revealed that she must deal with blurry vision and blind spots, affecting her ability to read and drive. The singer was rushed to the hospital in July of 2018 after being found unconscious at her home in LA.
Reportedly, Demi had taken opioids laced with fentanyl not long after she broke her six years of sobriety.
"I'm starting over…" On March 23, @ddlovato lays it all on the line in her 4-part #YouTubeOriginal series #DemiDWTD. Get a sneak peek of her new song Dancing with the Devil in the full trailer, only on @YouTube → https://t.co/FUK3RAkJyS pic.twitter.com/2kC1BpHvVK
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The series is directed by Michael Ratner and follows Demi’s recovery since that summer and the battle it took for her to get her health back. This will be Demi’s third documentary. Sir Elton John even makes an appearance, saying, ‘When you’re young, and you’re famous, my God, it’s tough.’
Demi Lovato: Dancing With The Devil premieres on February 23rd on YouTube.