Demi Lovato has revealed that she had 'a heart attack and three strokes' in 2018 - here's what she said

Thursday, 18th February 2021, 11:19 am
Updated Thursday, 18th February 2021, 11:20 am
Demi Lovato has opened up about her overdose in 2018 (Getty Images)

Demi Lovato has revealed she suffered three strokes and a heart attack following her near-fatal drug overdose in 2018.

The chart-topping pop star, 28, was taken to hospital in Los Angeles after relapsing. She had been sober for six years.

Lovato explores her battle with addiction in YouTube documentary series Dancing With The Devil and in a new trailer shared details about her overdose.

What did Demi Lovato say about overdose? 

In the documentary trailer Lovato opened up on her near-death experience stating: "my doctors said that I had five to 10 more minutes."

She added: "I've had a lot of lives, like a cat. I'm on my ninth life."

Speaking to reporters Lovato revealed to lasting effects of the overdose.

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 the intent of the documentary was "to help people who have been on the same path as I have".

She added: "I wanted to set the record straight, and I wanted to reveal it all for my fans."

Sir Elton John also appears in the trailer and says: “When you’re young, and you’re famous, my God, it’s tough.”

When is Dancing With The Devil out and what is it about?

Demi Lovato: Dancing With The Devil will premiere on YouTube on March 23.

Four-part documentary series Dancing With The Devil is directed by Michael D Ratner and promises to give fans “unprecedented access” to Lovato’s recovery and career since the overdose in July 2018.

The singer, whose hits include Sorry Not Sorry and Heart Attack, previously described the day she almost died as her “miracle day”.

This is the third documentary featuring Lovato.

The 2012 film Stay Strong explored her recovery after she cancelled a tour with the Jonas Brothers to enter rehab.

In 2017’s Simply Complicated, Lovato admitted she had been dishonest in Stay Strong and had been under the influence of cocaine during the making of the film.