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Demi Lovato has brain damage after heart attack and three strokes following overdose

Demi Lovato is sharing on her 2018 near-fatal overdose. The former Disney child star, 28, is set to speak about her difficult experiences in her new documentary Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil.

And after the trailer for the factual film dropped on YouTube on Wednesday it is clear that the American pop sensation is going to be frank and candid about her health being impacted following her addiction troubles.

Speaking at the documentary’s Television Critics Association panel with director Michael D. Ratner, Demi revealed the full extent of her problems which include brain damage.

According to People, the hitmaker bravely told: “I was left with brain damage, and I still deal with the effects of that today. I don’t drive a car, because I have blind spots on my vision.

“And I also for a long time had a really hard time reading. It was a big deal when I was able to read out of a book, which was like two months later because my vision was so blurry.

“I dealt with a lot of the repercussions and I feel like they are still there to remind me of what could happen if I ever get into a dark place again,” she added. “I’m grateful for those reminders, but I’m so grateful that I was someone that didn’t have to do a lot of rehabbing. The rehabbing came on the emotional side.”

Demi also says in the trailer that doctors thought at one point she would die within 5-10 minutes.

Demi’s documentary – that will be available to watch on YouTube on March 23 – will look at her rise to fame as a child to her battles with mental health and sobriety.

Fans will also get an insight into her recent engagement to Max Ehrich – which ended after two months – in the four-parter.

Sorry Not Sorry singer Demi relapsed in 2018 after being sober for a solid six years and almost lost her life.

After her overdose, the talented star spent two weeks recovering in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

She then returned to rehab for a number of weeks until she felt well enough to head back into the real world.

The global music sensation has been on a programme of recovery and has made quite a turnaround in the last two years for the better.

At the 2020 Grammy Awards, Demi showcased her comeback as she took to the stage to perform her song titled Anyone.

The emotional song was penned days before her overdose and she says it was “a cry for help.”

She told Zane Lowe on New Music Daily : “I almost listen back and hear these lyrics as a cry for help.

“And you kind of listen back to it and you think, ‘How did nobody listen to this song and think, let’s help this girl?'”.

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