‘I Don’t Drive,’ Struggle Reading After 2018 Overdose


Long-lasting results. Demi Lovato opened up about her 2018 overdose, revealing she has suffered imaginative and prescient loss and extra because the trauma.

“I was left with brain damage, and I still deal with the effects of that today,” Lovato, 28, mentioned throughout a Television Critics Association panel on Wednesday, February 17, selling her new docuseries, Dancing With the Devil. “I don’t drive a car because I have blind spots in my vision. I also, for a long time, had a really hard time reading. My vision was so blurry.”

The Grammy nominee dives deeper into her overdose and subsequent recovery within the upcoming YouTube Originals collection, which dropped its trailer on Wednesday. In the teaser, she defined that she had “three strokes” and a coronary heart assault after the incident.

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Those well being scares resulted in her having difficulties studying and focusing two years later.

“You know I dealt with a lot of the repercussions,” she informed reporters in the course of the Wednesday panel. “And I feel like they kind of are still there to remind me of what could happen if I ever, you know, get into a dark place.”

The “Sorry Not Sorry” singer mentioned she is “grateful” for these reminders, but additionally identified that she was fortunate she “didn’t have to do a lot of rehab” bodily.

She defined: “The rehabbing came from the emotional side and the therapeutic side, internally. And I did a lot of work after that.”

The former Disney Channel star revealed that regardless of the arduous highway she needed to recovery following the drug overdose, she “wouldn’t change a thing” about what transpired.

“Everything had to happen in order for me to learn the lessons that I learned. It was a painful journey, and I look back and sometimes I get sad when I think of the pain that I had to endure to overcome what I have, but I don’t regret anything,” she mentioned. “And I’m so proud of the person I am today. And I’m so proud that people get to see it in this documentary.”

Us Weekly confirmed in July 2018 that Lovato was rushed to a hospital in Los Angeles after overdosing. The information got here one month after the singer confirmed that she had relapsed, breaking 6 years of sobriety.

Lovato was launched from the hospital in August of that year and spent three months in rehab.

In the trailer for the docuseries, the Camp Rock actress revealed that her capability to outlive the strokes and coronary heart assault that adopted her overdose introduced a brand new perspective to her life.

“I’ve had a lot of lives, like my cat. You know, I’m on my ninth life,” she mentioned within the teaser. “I’m ready to get back to doing what I love, which is making music.”

Lovato will even talk about her two-month engagement to Max Ehrich, which led to September 2020, and the place her sobriety journey stands now within the four-part collection.

Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil premieres on YouTube Tuesday, March 23.

If you or somebody you already know is battling substance abuse, contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).

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