“I had three strokes. I had a heart attack. My doctors said that I had five to 10 more minutes [to live].”
The 28-year-old pop star mentioned she hopes to “set the record straight” about what actually occurred when she was hospitalized for a heroin overdose in 2018.
“For the past couple years, I’ve heard a lot of stories about my life and what people think has happened, and I wanted to set the record straight,” Lovato says within the teaser. “If it can help you, I hope that it can. That was ultimately my purpose to putting this out: To help people on this path.”
Recalling her overdose on July 24, 2018, Lovato says she “snapped” regardless of her skyrocketing success on the time — with two songs topping the charts and having simply been nominated for a Grammy.
“Demi’s good at making you believe that she’s OK,” says her stepdad, Eddie De La Garza. “Demi is very good at hiding what she needs to hide,” her sister Madison De La Garza joins in.
“She should be dead,” provides a pal.
The trailer, which shares a snippet of her forthcoming tune “Dancing With the Devil,” debuted Wednesday on the Television Critics Association’s winter 2021 press tour. The sequence will apparently go away no stone unturned, as Lovato even discusses her now-failed engagement to Max Ehrich — flashing her diamond ring earlier than the following scene reveals her scowling and ringless.
“I don’t even know why I’m sober anymore,” she declares at one level, later within the trailer including that she’s “really struggling” whereas in recovery.
Lovato additionally revealed that the OD left her with brain injury, according to Billboard, and she’s unable to drive due to blind spots in her imaginative and prescient. She additionally had to re-learn to learn after struggling intense eye injury.
“I was left with brain damage, and I still deal with the effects of that today,” she mentioned on the TCA occasion. “I don’t drive a car because of blind spots in my vision … I had a lot of trouble reading.”
“I’ve had a lot of lives, like my cat, you know?” Lovato mentioned. “I’m on my ninth life.”
“Dancing With the Devil,” which can open the 2021 SXSW movie competition in March, will premiere on YouTube March 23.