Demi Lovato says talking about her overdose will help people face their ‘deepest, darkest struggles’
Demi Lovato hopes her new docuseries will help people realize that they can overcome their “deepest, darkest struggles.”
The pop star offers an intimate look into her life after her near-fatal overdose in 2018 and the ensuing sobriety journey through her new project, Demi Lovato: Dancing With The Devil.
And Lovato, 28, thinks sharing her story could inspire others to confront their demons, telling Ellen DeGeneres that she wants to be a “ role model ” for those who have made mistakes like her.
Facing the Darkness: Demi Lovato hopes her new docuseries Demi Lovato: Dancing With The Devil will help people realize they can overcome their ‘deepest, darkest struggles’
‘I talk about it a lot [in the docuseries],’ she said. “The world has been so loving and accepting that I tell my story, and there is just so much love and support.”
“What’s great is that we live in a time when no one is perfect, and we’re not going to get role models by seeing how people don’t make mistakes.”
“We’re going to meet our role models and learn from their deepest struggles,” she continued. “… I wanted to show it to everyone – first I wanted to make things right.”
Demi said she wanted to correct things because “ there were a lot of stories going on at the time that didn’t really know what exactly happened ” after her overdose.
“I just wanted to say to the world, ‘Hey, this is what happened, this is how I got through it, and hopefully this can help you too,’ she said. “Because this trip has been such a wild ride, but I’ve learned so much and can’t wait to share it with the world.”
Troubled times: the pop star had an opiate overdose in 2018 and has been working on her sobriety since the near-death experience
Nobody’s Perfect: Lovato, 28, thinks sharing her story could inspire others to confront their demons, telling Ellen DeGeneres that she wants to be a ‘role model’ for those who have made mistakes like her
Last week the bombshell trailer for Demi’s new docuseries came out.
In it, she shockingly revealed how her overdose caused her ‘three strokes’ and ‘a heart attack’, causing ‘brain damage’.
My doctors said I had five to 10 minutes left, ”Lovato said stoically during a confessional for the four-part.
Her friend seems to confirm that it was heroin that Lovato overdosed, saying in the clip, “She should be dead. Are we talking about heroin? Do we do that? ‘
Open Book: “I just wanted to tell the world,” Hey, this is what happened, this is how I got through it, and hopefully this can help you too, “she said. ‘Because this trip has been such a wild ride, but I’ve learned so much and can’t wait to share it with the world’
Trauma: Demi revealed she had ‘THREE strokes, heart attack and now brain damage’ as a result of near-fatal drug overdose in 2018 … in a teaser for her upcoming YouTube documentary
At one point, an image of Demi’s tattooed hand connected to an IV and covered with medical tape appeared on the screen, as well as with a hospital band around her wrist.
The hospital tape included Lovato’s birth date of August 20, 1992, as well as the date she was hospitalized: ‘7/24/2018’
As she continued to reflect on the life-changing incident and the effect it continued to have on herself, her friends and family, Demi compared her resilience to that of a nine-life cat.
‘I’ve had many lives, just like my cat. You know, I’m on my ninth life, ”she insisted. “I’m ready to do what I love again, which is to make music.”
Overdose: On July 24, just two days before she was due to take the stage in New Jersey, Demi was transported to a Los Angeles hospital after suffering an opioid overdose
While discussing the upcoming YouTube Originals series, Demi discussed the ongoing effects her overdose has had on her mental and physical health, during a panel at the Television Critics Association on Wednesday.
‘I had brain damage and I am still dealing with the consequences. I don’t drive because I have blind spots in my sight, ‘admitted actress Sonny With A Chance.
On July 24, just two days before she was due to take the stage in New Jersey, Demi was transported to a Los Angeles hospital after suffering an opioid overdose.
The Los Angeles Fire Department confirmed this Rolling stone that it had “responded to a medical emergency call at 11:22 a.m.” at Lovato’s Hollywood Hills home.
A source revealed to TMZ that when paramedics arrived at Demi’s house, they went inside where they found the star unconscious.
On-site paramedics administered naloxone, a drug designed to treat a narcotics overdose, before taking Lovato to a nearby hospital, according to NBC
Resilient: As she continued to reflect on the life-changing incident and the effect it continued to have on herself, her friends and family, Demi compared her resilience to that of a nine-life cat
TMZ also reported at the time that actress Sonny With A Chance had “ celebrated a friend’s birthday in West Hollywood ” the night before her near-fatal overdose.
Lovato representatives have issued a statement to Variety on July 25 confirmed that Demi had not succumbed to her overdose and that she was surrounded by her close loved ones, presumably in the hospital.
“Demi is awake and with her family wanting to thank everyone for their love, prayers and support,” it began.
The statement also suggested that ‘some of the information is being reported [was] false, ”which was a direct reference to claims suggesting that Demi had taken an overdose of heroin.
“They respectfully ask for privacy and not speculation, as her health and recovery is most important at the moment.”
Demi was released from hospital in August and spent three months in rehab.
Highs and Lows: The nearly three-minute teaser trailer for Dancing With The Devil features scenes from Lovato’s extraordinary life, including backstage footage, performances and even her lows
A month prior to her overdose, the Disney Channel alum released her emotional ballad Sober, with lyrics suggesting she was having a relapse.
By March of that year, Demi had celebrated six years of sobriety, after years of admitted alcohol and cocaine abuse.
Demi’s four-part docuseries Dancing With The Devil promises ‘an honest look back at some of the most troubled times in Lovato’s life as she uncovers her past trauma and the importance of her physical, emotional and mental health’.
The documentary is from OBB Pictures, a division of Michael D. Ratner’s OBB Media, which was behind Justin Bieber: Seasons.
In his own statement, Ratner praised Lovato’s “ willingness to explore the darkest elements of her life ” and that her raw honesty will “ leave the audience with a full understanding of all she’s been through and ultimately where she’s going. ”
“Demi stands for empowerment, and this documentary is going to answer the many questions that have been there – and give a real look into the life of one of the greatest stars in the world, who is just a human,” he concluded.