Demi Lovato should be happy to be alive based on their new documentary, “Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil.” In the film, we get a look into what Demi’s recovery entailed after overdosing in the summer of 2018. They suffered three strokes during the overdose and one heart attack while in the hospital.
Demi, along with the documentary director, Michael D. Ratner, spoke candidly and shared with fans about the effects that drugs had on them. “I was left with brain damage, and I still deal with the effects of that today,” Demi pointed out. “I don’t drive a car because I have blind spots in my vision. For a long time, I had a really hard time reading. So, it was a big deal when I was able to read a book, which was like two months later because my vision was so blurry. My doctors said that I had five to 10 more minutes to live,” said Demi.
Demi previously told the media that they tried cocaine at age 17 while working for Disney. Unfortunately, their heavy use was familiar since their father was an alcoholic and a drug addict.
Demi insists that they did not use drugs as a way of attempting suicide. In one of their interviews, Lovato pointed out that this was a painful journey. Trying to relive the memories was heartbreaking. However, there were no regrets, given that they said they are proud of what they are today, embracing both the positives and negatives.
Two months after the film premiered, Demi revealed they were on-binary. Instead of using she/her pronouns, she is now they/them. “Every day we wake up, we are given another opportunity & chance to be who we want & wish to be. I’ve spent the majority of my life growing in front of all of you… you’ve seen the good, the bad, & everything in between,” they said. She officially changed her pronouns, saying that she doesn’t identify as a female or a male.
This is perhaps the first time that the singer has been candid about their condition, and we can all appreciate their bravery because what’s most important is that they are now aware that they were awfully wrong by hiding behind pain and using drugs to brush away their reality.