Pop star Demi Lovato said she suffered three strokes and one heart attack when she was hospitalized for a drug overdose in 2018 and was left with some brain damage.
Lovato, 28, promoted a new documentary on Wednesday that she said will recount in detail the widely publicized overdose that nearly killed her.
“I had three strokes. I had a heart attack. My doctors said I had five to 10 more minutes, “he said in an excerpt from the documentary” Dancing with theDevil, “which will be published on March 23 on YouTube.
Although the “Sorry Not Sorry” singer spoke openly about her past drug and alcohol addiction, she said Wednesday that the public didn’t know much about her overdose and the pressures that led to it.
In 2018, the former Disney Channel child star was found unconscious at her Hollywood Hills home from an overdose of opioids laced with fentanyl, according to reports.
Just a few weeks earlier, he had released a song called “Sober” in which he sang about a relapse after six years of sobriety.
Over the past two years, I have heard many stories about my life and what people think happened. I wanted to make things clear and reveal it to my fans, “Lovato said Wednesday in an online interview.
“I was left with brain damage and I still feel the effects of that,” he said, adding that he does not drive due to blurred vision.
Lovato has said in the past that she suffered from eating disorders and that she first started using cocaine when she was 17 years old. She entered rehab at 18 and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.