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Who was with Demi Lovato when she overdosed in 2018? Truth behind the singer's brush with death

In the new documentary, the 28-year-old crooner will dive deep into her relapse, sobriety, being in the spotlight and grappling with her relationships
UPDATED MAR 23, 2021
Demi Lovato in a still from 'Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil' (YouTube)
Demi Lovato in a still from 'Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil' (YouTube)

Demi Lovato might appear as a young and cheerful person but she has gone through a lot of ups and down which her fans will soon get to see in a new four-part documentary. The singer’s new project has been titled ‘Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil’ which will shed light on the R&B superstar’s personal and professional life. The singer has been in news for the last few years for her infamous drug overdose of 2018 along with her opening up about sexual assaults.

The YouTube Original is a follow-up to 2017’s ‘Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated’ where the 28-year-old crooner will dive deep into her relapse, sobriety, being in the spotlight, and grappling with her relationships. The tell-all docu-series was premiered at SXSW Film Festival on March 16 where she spilled the beans on her 2018 drug episode.

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Who was with Demi Lovato during her overdose episode?

In her 2017 documentary ‘Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated’, the songstress had revealed that she had tried cocaine when she was 17 and a star on the Disney channel. "I was with a couple of friends, and they introduced me to it” adding, “I was scared because my mom always told me your heart could just burst if you do it, but I did it anyways. And I loved it”, as reported by Women’s Health Magazine.

But was anyone else present with the former child star during her overdose episode? Well, People magazine revealed that Lovato called the dealer over after celebrating a friend's birthday. In the documentary, the singer reveals after the party she was going to go to sleep around 5.30 am, but "the reality was that I called one of my dealers over." According to the same publication, Lovato’s assistant Jordan Jackson opened the door the next morning and found that "she was not waking up or responding".

"There was one point where she turned blue. Her whole body turned blue. I was like, she's dead for sure. It was the craziest thing I had ever seen." Lovato’s close pal Sirah Mitchell also spilled the beans on the singer’s overdose episode and said that she was given heroin “laced with fentanyl”, as reported by People magazine. Mitchell added her dealer "ended up getting her really high and leaving her for dead."


Post overdose symptoms

Demi Lovato had three strokes and a heart attack after her highly controversial 2018 overdose. In the trailer, she says, “My doctors said that I had five to 10 more minutes." She was taken to a hospital after being found unconscious at her Los Angeles home. “I had three strokes. I had a heart attack. I suffered brain damage from the strokes. I can't drive anymore. I have blind spots in my vision. When I pour a glass of water, I'll totally miss the cup because I can't see it anymore," adding, “I've also had pneumonia because I asphyxiated and multiple organ failure,” reports People.


‘Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil’ premieres on YouTube on March 23, 2021. No specific air time has been announced but it could release at 12 am PT like Netflix and all other streaming platforms.