Demi Lovato’s drug overdose in 2018 resulted in the singer having three strokes and a heart attack, leaving lasting physical damage that still affects her.
That the overdose nearly killed the singer, former Disney star and X Factor USA judge is revealed in her new four-part docuseries Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil, debuting March 23 on YouTube Originals.
In the trailer, Demi says doctors told her family she had five to 10 minutes to live.
“I was left with brain damage, and I still deal with the effects of that today,” she said in a video call on Wednesday. “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. 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.”
Demi describes how she came to such a dark place after staying sober for six years prior to her relapse. “I had crossed a line that I had never crossed before … I snapped,” she says. But the after effects of her overdose “are still there to remind me of what could happen if I ever get into a dark place again.”
About why she filmed the docuseries, Demi said in the trailer: “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.”
Demi will release a new track of the same name. Elton John and Christina Aguilera also make an appearance in the film, alongside Demi’s family and close friends.
Watch the trailer for Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil below.