The Demi Lovato documentary titled “Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil” will reflect on the near-death experience the pop star went through when she had overdosed.
The trailer which dropped today showed the 28-year-old “Sorry Not Sorry” singer open up about some details of her 2018 overdose that were hidden from the public eye.
The trailer also featured Lovato’s close friends and family talking about their experience of fearing what had and could’ve happened to her.
Lovato’s mom, Dianna De La Garza, talked about seeing her daughter in pain during that tough time. “We’re watching all of her blood come out of her body into a machine.” Her close friend and Halloween partner, Matthew Scott Montgomery stated that Demi kept saying during that time that she “can’t see anything.”
In the beginning of the trailer, Montgomery and other friends were also reluctant to get into the details of Lovato’s overdose. “Are we talking about h—–? Are we doing that?”
While Demi Lovato was saved from the critical condition, the following time period wasn’t that forgiving of her.
“I had three strokes,” she stated in the ‘Dancing with the Devil’ trailer. “I had a heart attack. My doctors said that I had five to 10 more minutes.”
How did the Demi Lovato overdose happen?
3 years ago in July, Demi Lovato was found in an unresponsive state in her L.A. home as she relapsed from her alcohol and drug addiction after months of rehab which led to a critical overdose.
The Demi Lovato overdose shook her fans to the heart, with the singer spending two whole weeks in hospitalization before re-joining a wellness rehab.
At the Television Critics Association panel, the director of the Demi Lovato documentary, Michael D. Ratner, and the titular star herself revealed some more long-lasting side effects that the 2018 overdose left on her life.
“I was left with brain damage, and I still deal with the effects of that today. I don’t drive a car, because I have blind spots on my vision,” she told reporters. “And I also for a long time had a really hard time reading. It was a big deal when I was able to read out of a book, which was like two months later because my vision was so blurry.”
But the overdose was a colossal life-lesson for Demi, as she told PEOPLE Magazine that “everything had to happen in order for me to learn the lessons that I learned. It was a painful journey, and I look back and sometimes I get sad when I think of the pain that I had to endure to overcome what I have, but I don’t regret anything.”
Demi Lovato is also a big advocate for mental-well being and is working to raise awareness on the importance of getting professional help, which is often ignored by millions of people.
Check out the shocking trailer for “Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil” below-