Demi Lovato's New Documentary Chronicles the Aftermath of Her Overdose
Back in 2018, there were few details about Demi Lovato's near-fatal overdose, but in the trailer for her new four-part documentary, Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil, the singer shared shocking new information, like how she suffered a heart attack and multiple strokes.
"I had three strokes," she said in the new clip. "I had a heart attack. My doctors said that I had five to 10 more minutes."
E! reports that Dancing With the Devil will premiere on YouTube on March 23 and that the trailer also served as the debut of her new single, which shares the same name as the documentary. The clip also shows her spiraling deep into drug abuse.
"I crossed a line that I had never crossed," she explained. Matthew Scott Montgomery, her friend, goes on to say, "Are we talking about heroin? Are we doing that?"
Lovato had never previously mentioned which drugs (or combination of drugs) led to her overdose. The trailer also shows Lovato in the hospital.
Dianna De La Garza, her mother, is heard saying, "We're watching all of her blood come out of her body into a machine."
"I've had so much to say over the past two years wanting to set the record straight about what it was that happened," Lovato said. "I've had a lot of lives. Like my cat, you know? I'm on my ninth life."
The series covers the aftermath of Lovato's overdose in July 2018. She was found unconscious at her Los Angeles home. Lovato has been open about her struggles with addiction, her treatment in a rehabilitation facility, and her subsequent time in a sober living home.
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