Demi Lovato reveals she has brain damage and how her life has changed since a near-fatal overdose in 2018

Demi Lovato shares it all.

On Wednesday, the 28-year-old singer released the first trailer for her upcoming docuseries, Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil, and revealed some major health concerns during the Television Critics Association virtual press tour.

After her near-fatal overdose in 2018, Lovato told TCA reporters that she was left with brain damage and is still dealing with the aftermath to this day.

“I don’t drive a car because I have blind spots in my vision,” Lovato revealed. “For a long time, [I] I had a hard time reading. Reading was a big problem when I was able to read from 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 still there to remind me of what it is. It could happen if I ever go back into a dark place. “

The “Sorry Not Sorry” singer added that she is “grateful for those reminders, but I’m very grateful to be someone who didn’t have to do a lot of rehab. The rehab came on the emotional side and the therapeutic side internally.” . I did a lot of work after that, but not physical. “

Dancing with the devil will give fans an in-depth look at Lovato’s life in the limelight over the past few years, touching on her overdose, how she overcame her struggles with an inspiring musical comeback, and a personal awakening. The former Disney Channel star added that she felt the need to create this documentary series to “set the record straight” and tell her true story.

“I wanted to reveal it all to my fans and say, ‘Hey, this is who I am and this is where I am today. And this is the journey that brought me here. ‘ If it helps you, then I hope it can because that was ultimately my purpose in posting this: to be able to help people who have been on the same path as me, “he said.

She was also candid about what she learned over the course of making the documentary series, saying that she realized “it’s so much more than just mental health.”

“My life now revolves around spiritual growth and how can I help everyone, even people who don’t have mental illness, how can we help raise everyone’s vibrations so that we can live on a more positive planet,” he said. “This is how I navigate my day, how are my choices today going to affect those around me in a positive way and how am I going to improve today?”

And while she admitted her overdose “was a painful journey,” Lovato said she has no regrets.

“I wouldn’t change anything because I had to go through everything so that I could learn the lessons that I learned,” he replied. “It was a painful journey. I look back and sometimes it saddens me that I had to endure to get over what I have, but I don’t regret anything. And I’m very proud of the person I am today and I’m so proud that people do. see in this documentary. And I couldn’t be more grateful to have someone by my side [director Michael D. Ratner] to help me do this. “

Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil premieres March 23 on YouTube.

Reporting by Philiana Ng.

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