Demi Lovato said she had three strokes and a heart attack after a drug overdose in 2018, and that doctors told her she had been minutes from death.
Lovato 28, then 25 rushed to hospital in Los Angeles after relapsing. She had been been in sobriety for six years
In a YouTube documentary series Dancing With the Devil and in a new trailer, Lovato shared details about her 2018 overdose.
In details she said “I had three strokes,” she added “I had a heart attack. My doctors said that I had five to 10 more minutes.”
Lovato also told reporters she had been “left with brain damage and I still feel the effects of that”.
In her revaltion she said “I don’t drive a car because I have blind spots in my vision,” she said.
“For a long time, I had a really hard time reading. It was a big deal when I was able to read a book, which was like two months later, because my vision was so blurry.”
She said she was releasing the documentary to set the record straight and help others who are following ina similar path.
She said she’s doing this “to help people who have been on the same path as I have”, adding: “I wanted to set the record straight, and I wanted to reveal it all for my fans.”
The documentary series Dancing With the Devil is in four-parts that charts Lovato’s recovery and career since the overdose in July 2018. And is directed by Michael Ratner. to be released on YouTube on 23 March.
The star whose hits include Sorry Not Sorry and Heart Attack, previously described the day she almost died as her “miracle day”.
This happen to be the third documentary featuring Lovato. The 2012 film Stay Strong explored her recovery after she called off a tour with the Jonas Brothers to enter rehab.
The singer re-launched her singing career at last year’s Grammy Awards where she sang “Anyone” and also sang the national anthem at the 2020 Super Bowl a month after as a comeback into the music industry.
She performed among other artists in the the inauguration of President Joe Biden in January earlier this year.