In her new YouTube Originals docuseries Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil, the singer opens up about the 2018 overdose that almost took her life, as well as the ensuing complications she had surrounding the incident.
Directed by Michael D. Ratner, the 28-year-old’s docuseries discloses information for the first time about her nearly fatal overdose, dissecting every aspect that led up to the situation and her awakenings in the aftermath. The visual offering features interviews with Lovato, her friends, family members and other musicians, including Elton John and Christina Aguilera.
In the trailer, released on Wednesday (February 17th), the 28-year-old singer/songstress revealed that she suffered three strokes and a heart attack after her infamous 2018 overdose. “I had three strokes. I had a heart attack. My doctors said that I had five to ten more minutes,” she said.
One of the driving factors behind Lovato’s documentary is the need to tell the truth. “I’ve had so much to say over the past two years wanting to set the record straight about what it was that happened,” Lovato says in the trailer. “I’ve had a lot of lives. Like my cat, you know? I’m on my ninth life.”
Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil will have its world premiere as the opening to the 2021 South by Southwest Film Festival on March 16th.
The public can’t help but wonder, after years and years of addiction and relapses, if Demi Lovato is now more famous for her drug and alcohol use than for her talent.