Demi Lovato, the famous US pop star who had been struggling with mental health and addiction issues has shared her recovery journey with her fans in a YouTube documentary.
Lovato has been out of the public eye for quite some time. She returned with a 2020 Super Bowl rendition of the national anthem. She relaunched herself last month by singing at President Joe Biden’s inauguration.
Demi Lovato started her career at a very young age. She first appeared as a child star in the famous television program, ‘Barney and Friends and later rose to fame by acting in Disney TV shows and movies during her teenage years. She was the main lead in a highly acclaimed film series, ‘Camp Rock’ along with the Jonas Brothers.
Lovato launched her music career soon after the film and successfully released six studio albums, and later on, also appeared on the US version of the X factor as a judge.
Lovato has been struggling with substance abuse for a very long time. She released a song titled Sober in 2018 in which she described her struggle with the abuse. Demi has come out in public to share her near-fatal experience because of an opiate overdose in 2018.
Demi Lovato reminisced how the doctors had given her only five to ten minutes to live as she was taken to the hospital because of the drug overdose. In the aftermath of the overdose, she had three strokes and a heart attack. The overdose left her brain-damaged because of which she still has to deal with the consequences on a daily basis.
Lovato expressed her pain in a recent interview, exclaiming that she can’t drive because of the blind spots in her vision. A condition which is an aftereffect of the brain damage caused by the drug overdose. Reading becomes very difficult for her as she fails to concentrate. She said that all of these are admonitions for her to never take that path again.
Lovato plans to release her rehab journey in a 4-part YouTube documentary titled, ‘Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil’ scheduled to be released on March 23, 2021.
Lovato claims that she is lucky to be alive. She has come forward with her story so that she never has to live that path again.