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18th Feb 2021

Demi Lovato had three strokes and a heart attack after her 2018 overdose

Cassie Stokes

“My doctors said that I had five to 10 more minutes”

Demi Lovato has opened up about the impact of drug addiction in her new documentary, which looks at her life, her relapse in 2018, and the effect that that addiction had on her health.

Dancing With the Devil is the singer’s third documentary and will focus on her struggles with drug addiction, her most recent relapse in 2018 and her life and career since.

The singer posted a trailer of the YouTube doc on her Instagram with the caption: “I’ve been holding #DemiDWTD incredibly close to my heart, and now it’s time to share an inside look. This is only a short preview of what is to come… Join me on March 23 for the premiere on @YouTube.”


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The 28-year-old speaks openly about the day she was taken to hospital in Los Angeles after an overdose in 2018. She talks about her experience and the aftermath.

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

Although the subject of the documentary is a clearly extremely personal, the singer said she wanted to “set the record straight” on her much-publicised problems.

The star admits how lucky she feels to be alive, telling the camera “I’ve had a lot of lives, like a cat. I’m on my ninth life.”


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The trailer also features Sir Elton John, who discusses living with fame and growing up in the public eye, saying: “When you’re young, and you’re famous, my God, it’s tough.”

Lovato has described the day she relapsed in 2018 as a “miracle day” and has credited it with how she has since turned her life around.

Her 2012 film, Stay Strong, followed her through recovery after the cancellation of a tour with the Jonas Brothers and her checking into to rehab.

This new documentary will be a four-part series directed by Michael Ratner and will premiere on YouTube on March 23rd.