DEMI Lovato revealed she suffered a heart attack and THREE strokes following a near-fatal drug overdose in 2018.
The pop star’s health bombshells were dropped in the trailer for her upcoming documentary, Demi Lovato: Dancing With The Devil scheduled to come out March 23.
Nearly three years after she was rushed to a LA hospital after being found unresponsive in her Hollywood Hills home, Demi, 28, says she now wants to tell her story
"I had so much to say over the past two years, wanting to set the record straight about what it was that happened.
“Any time that you suppress a part of yourself, it's gonna overflow," she says in the trailer for her latest project.
She then opens up about the severity of her health issues: "I had crossed a line that I had never crossed before … I snapped. I had three strokes.
“I had a heart attack. My doctors said that I had five to 10 more minutes [to live].”
Demi's current sobriety is also a topic of conversation, and when she's asked if the singer is "entirely sober now," she simply looks at the camera.
Demi's mother, Dianna De La Garza, stepfather, Eddie de la Garza, and sisters also make emotional appearances in the film.
The four-part documentary also features commentary from big stars including Elton John and Christina Aguilera.
According to the explosive trailer, Dancing With The Devil will further explore Demi's heroin and opioid use.
The ex Disney Channel actress' whirlwind engagement to Max Ehrich and their subsequent nasty split will also be discussed.
More recent developments, including the coronavirus pandemic and Demi's recent decision to chop off her long hair, will also be touched in the film.
During a Television Critics Association virtual press event, Demi admitted she continues to deal with lingering side effects from the overdoes to this day: ”I don't drive a car because I have blind spots in my vision.
"For a long time, I had a really hard time reading. Reading was a big deal when I was able to read out of a book, which was two months later because my vision was so blurry.
“I dealt with a lot of the repercussions and I think they are kind of still there to remind me of what could happen if I ever get into a dark place again.
“I'm grateful for those reminders but I'm so grateful that I'm someone who didn't have to do a lot of rehabbing.
“The rehabbing came in the emotional side and the therapeutic side internally. I did a lot of work after that, just not physical."
She then reflected on all she’s been to and admitted she would “not change a thing” as all of the challenges have taught her life lessons.
"I wouldn't change a thing because everything had to happen in order for me to learn the lessons that I learned.
“It was a painful journey. I look back and sometimes I get sad that I had to endure to overcome what I have, but I don't regret anything.
“And I'm so proud of the person I am today and I'm so proud that people get to see it in this documentary.
“I couldn't be more grateful to have someone by my side [director Michael D. Ratner] to help me do this."
On June 21, 2018, Demi released her single, Sober, that revealed she relapsed after six years of sobriety.
Three days later, she was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after being discovered unconscious due to an opioid overdose.
She was reported stable the next day and following a two-week hospitalization, Demi entered an in-patient rehab facility.
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