Demi Lovato reveals she had 3 strokes and a heart attack after 2018 overdose, fans call her 'a miracle'

In Demi Lovato: 'Dancing with the Devil' fans will get to see the singer's journey in the last three years including her relapse, sobriety, being in the spotlight and grappling with her relationships

                            Demi Lovato reveals she had 3 strokes and a heart attack after 2018 overdose, fans call her 'a miracle'
Demi Lovato talks about suffering three strokes after 2018 overdose in 'Dancing with the Devil' documentary (YouTube)

A lot of celebrities have faced the wrath of drug overdoses and R&B star Demi Lovato is the latest to reveal that she suffered three strokes and a heart attack from her unfortunate 2018 overdose episode. Yes, the heart-wrenching story from the singer’s newly-released trailer of her brand new docu-series spilled the beans on how the devastating episode left the talented crooner with brain damage.

The trailer of Lovato’s docu-series called ‘Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil’ was released on Wednesday, February 17 where it took a deep dive into the 28-year-old songstress’ life. The documentary series was first announced in January 2021. Lovato’s new project will shed light on Lovato’s personal and professional life. Fans will get to see her last three years including her relapse, sobriety, being in the spotlight and grappling with her relationships. The news comes nearly two years after the digital platform and Lovato were set to steer ahead with a follow-up documentary to ‘Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated’, which was released in 2017 and has been viewed more than 32 million times.


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Demi Lovato in a still from 'Dancing with the Devil' (YouTube)

‘Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil’

The multiple award-winning singer took to her official Twitter account to share the trailer of her new docu-series. While at it, she captioned the post as, “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”


‘Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil’ will stream on the official YouTube channel of the award-winning singer. The documentary will premiere on March 23, 2021, with the first two episodes free followed by subsequent episodes airing weekly. The documentary is helmed by Michael D Ratner and produced by Ratner’s OBB Pictures, which recently produced YouTube’s recent ‘Justin Bieber: Seasons’ series. Scott Ratner, Kfir Goldberg and Miranda Sherman will serve as executive producers for OBB Pictures whereas, Lovato’s manager Scooter Braun, Allison Kaye and Scott Manson will executive produce for SB Projects.

Lovato shares the details on her near-fatal 2018 overdose

In the trailer, we see the story behind Lovato’s near-fatal 2018 drug overdose and the effects it had on the singer’s life. Lovato is heard saying in the trailer that she suffered three strokes and a heart attack. She states in the trailer that doctors told her family she had five to 10 minutes to live. “I was left with brain damage, and I still deal with the effects of that today. I don't drive a car, because I have blind spots on my vision. And I also for a long time had a really hard time reading. It was a big deal when I was able to read out of a book, which was like two months later because my vision was so blurry." 

Demi Lovato attends the Demi Lovato visits Fabletics at The Village at Westfield Topanga on May 18, 2018 in Woodland Hills, California. (Getty Images)

Lovato further asserted, “I dealt with a lot of the repercussions and I feel like they are still there to remind me of what could happen if I ever get into a dark place again. I'm grateful for those reminders, but I'm so grateful that I was someone that didn't have to do a lot of rehabbing. The rehabbing came on the emotional side.”  For the unversed, Lovato was rushed to the hospital in July 2018 for a suspected overdose. According to the BBC, the singer was reportedly found unconscious and treated at the scene with naloxone, an anti-opioid medicine. Lovato has also highlighted her struggles with addiction in songs like ‘Sober’, ‘Skyscrapper’, and ‘Old Ways’ among others. 



Fans say ‘thank you for your honesty and your strength’

Lovato, who enjoys a massive fan following across the world, got a tremendous response from the Internet as soon as the trailer of ‘Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil’ released. One user stated, “Demi Lovato suffered three strokes and a heart attack. She is literally a miracle. I love her so much and am SO proud of her. Even if she never sees this, her story is MOVING and many need to hear this. I can not wait for her YouTube series.” Another user said, “I love you so much. may God bless you and your family. Man 3 strokes and a heart attack, i uh wow cant wait to see what else you have in store for us.” 

The next one posted, “I love you so so so endlessly, you’re a real life angel & idk what else to say cause I’m currently sobbing but you said it best.. thank the heavens that you stayed.” Another added, “I really have no words.. thank you for your honesty and your strength I really can’t put into words how important you’re to this world. Im speechless i love you with all of my heart #DemiDWTD” One fan asserted, “I can’t stop crying and that’s only a two minute clip. Demi you’re so strong and I am so proud of you and how hard you have fought!  Never forget how incredible you are. So proud to be a lovatic right now.”  










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