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Demi Lovato Says She Still Suffers From Effects Of 2018 Overdose

Demi Lovato Says She Still Suffers From Effects Of 2018 Overdose Image HuffPost

Demi Lovato in a new documentary trailer had opened up about her health struggles as a result of the drug overdose in 2018.

In her documentary, Dancing with the devil, she said:

My doctors said that I had five to 10 more minutes.” Lovato also told reporters she had been “left with brain damage and I still feel the effects of that.

Those effects include blurry vision that means she can’t drive and made reading difficult, she revealed.


The former child star was taken to hospital in July 2018 after being found unconscious at her Los Angeles home. The overdose, reportedly of opioids laced with fentanyl, came a month after she revealed she had broken six years of sobriety.

She said:

I’ve had a lot of lives, like a cat. I’m on my ninth life. 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.

She said she was releasing the documentary “to help people who have been on the same path as I have”, adding: “I wanted to set the record straight, and I wanted to reveal it all for my fans.”

Lovato was a child actor on Barney and Friends and found wider fame on the Disney Channel as a teenager. She starred in its hugely popular Camp Rock film series before launching a successful solo music career.

She has released six studio albums and has appeared as a judge on the US version of The X Factor. Her hits include Sorry Not Sorry and Skyscraper, and she topped the UK chart in May 2018 with Solo, her collaboration with Clean Bandit.

Lovato has been open about her struggles with mental health and addiction throughout her career.

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