Demi Lovato is holding nothing back to the public.
YouTube recently premiered a trailer circling around the famous popstar introducing Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil, a documentary about the star’s near-fatal drug overdose back in 2018 and the consequences it has had on her health.
In addition to the documentary, Demi Lovato recently opened up during a panel with director Michael D. Ratner explaining how the overdose has significantly affected her life physically and emotionally.
For starters, the singer and actor has suffered brain damage and vision loss which has made her incapable of driving a car and a couple of months where she could also not read.
We as your fans Demi had absolutely no clue.
“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.”Demi Lovato
Demi also explained that she is still dealing with some of the repercussions today following after her 2018 overdose, but has remained grateful because it reminds her of what could happen if she relapses again.
“I dealt with a lot of the repercussions and I feel like they are still there to remind me of what could happen if I ever get into a dark place again,” she added. “I’m grateful for those reminders, but I’m so grateful that I was someone that didn’t have to do a lot of rehabbing. The rehabbing came on the emotional side.”Demi Lovato
She even told PEOPLE magazine after everything she’s gone through that she wouldn’t change a thing and I’m proud of her for that.
Be the change Demi.
“Everything had to happen in order for me to learn the lessons that I learned,” she told PEOPLE. “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
It is clear that Demi is completely opening herself up to her fans about the severe reality following the aftermath of overdose and as a television star in the spotlight, that takes courage!
“I’m so proud of the person I am today,” she added. “And I’m so proud that people get to see it in this documentary and I couldn’t be more grateful that I had someone by my side.”Demi Lovato
We see your strength Demi and it will not go unnoticed.
The documentary trailer shows Demi, her friends and family including her mother and step-father along with her sister talking about the grueling moments in Lovato’s past.
Demi also touches on the subject of her past sobriety and why she decided to film the documentary.
“That’s a huge reason as to why I’m doing this, but I think that I was just so proud of the growth that I experienced and something inside of me was really excited to share that with people,” she added.Demi Lovato
The star also pointed out that it was not solely the drugs she was using that led her to her breaking point but it was also “past traumas” and things she faced within the industry.
“As long as I continue to tell my truth, I’m going to make music that resonates with people,” Lovato said Wednesday. “And that’s my purpose. I’m an artist that cares a lot about her community — and my community is the entire planet — so I just I’m always striving to help. I think that my work is going to only benefit now that I’ve learned so much about myself.”Demi Lovato
We are proud of you Demi for how far you’ve come over the years and when you hit rockbottom, they say there’s only one way left to go and that’s up!