Demi Lovato in 2018 had an overdose incident, which almost cost her life. Watching her documentary about it, the artist revealed painful details about it. “I had a heart attack” “I had three strokes,” she stated in the documentary. Her Doctor said, she had an extra 5 to 10 minutes. “I crossed a line I had never crossed before,” she added.
Speaking to the Associated Press, the singer described the lasting effects her overdose has had on her physical health. “I was left with brain damage, and I still have to deal with the effects of it today,” she said.
“I don’t drive because I have blind spots in my vision. For a long time I had a hard time reading. It was a big problem when I could read a book, which was about two months later, because my vision was so blurry.”
In the documentary, Demi Lovato delves into her decision to talk about her overdose in such graphic detail. “I’ve had so much to say in the last two years wanting to set the record straight about what happened,” she continues in the documentary, adding, “I’ve had so many lives. Like my cat, you know? I’m on my ninth life.”
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The “HOLY FVCK” singer has long been open about her struggles with sobriety and mental health. In July 2018, she was rushed to the hospital after suffering “complications” from a reported overdose.
“My purpose in posting this is to help people who have been on the same path as me,” she told AP. “I wanted to set the record straight and I wanted to disclose everything for my fans.”