“I Had Three Strokes”—Demi Lovato Reveals New Details About Overdose

Demi Lovato discussed her drug overdose that nearly killed her in a new documentary. The trailer was released and shows Lovato revealing the events:

In July of 2018, Demi Lovato was found in her Los Angeles house. She was unconscious.

It was well known that she dealt with addiction and mental health issues; only one month earlier, she had released a song called “Sober”, which talked about her relapse.

Lovato was given Narcan and taken to a hospital.

After the overdose, Lovato spent two weeks in the hospital and went to rehab then a sober living facility.

Now, as the singer shows us in her upcoming documentary, Dancing with the Devil, the scare was much worse than we knew.

“I’ve had so much to say over the past two years wanting to set the record straight about what it was that happened.” She later adds, “I’ve had a lot of lives. Like my cat, you know? I’m on my ninth life.”

Lovato says that the overdose was so severe, she suffered three strokes and a heart attack. She also reveals that she still has some brain damage.

“I had three strokes. I had a heart attack,” Demi said. “My doctors said that I had five to 10 more minutes.”

“I crossed a line that I had never crossed.”

Matthew Scott Montgomery, her friend, then asks, “Are we talking about heroin? Are we doing that?”

Lovato is shown in one scene with a drip attached to her while she lays in a hospital bed.


At that point, her mother, Dianna De La Garza, says, “We’re watching all of her blood come out of her body into a machine.”

“I was left with brain damage and I still feel the effects of that,” Lovato says. She says she can no longer drive because of vision problems.

Lovato has been open about her mental health and addiction struggles. She previously revealed she started cocaine at only 17.

At 18, Lovato entered rehab for the first time and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

The four-part documentary will feature Lovato discussing past traumas and the pressures of working as an entertainer.

She explains: “For the past couple of years, I’ve heard a lot of stories about my life and what people think has happened. I wanted to set the record straight and reveal it all for my fans.”

Dancing with the Devil is set to be released on YouTube on 23 March.