Demi Lovato is an American singer and actress. She has been very open and forthright about her battle with substance abuse since 2010 and how she has been dealing with it. She entered a rehabilitation facility right after she made her struggles known to the public. She also revealed that she had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and also dealt with an eating disorder and alcoholism. All in all, reading this summary of her battle hasn’t been easy on her fans and certainly not on her either. However, things came to a head in 2018 when she relapsed and had a drug overdose. Read on to find all the details about it.
Demi Lovato had shared a tweet and celebrated six years of sobriety, saying, “Just officially turned 6 years sober. So grateful for another year of joy, health, and happiness. It IS possible.” Hardly a few months passed when in June, she released a new song, “Sober,” and the lyrics seemed to signal that she had relapsed. The lyrics being, “Momma, I’m so sorry, I’m not sober anymore. And daddy, please, forgive me for the drinks spilled on the floor.” She then also tweeted the song with the caption, “My truth,” further confirming the speculations that she had relapsed.
Lovato was taken to the hospital after a drug overdose, and since then, many details have emerged about what she went through. In a documentary, “Dancing With the Devil,” she spoke about it in length and revealed that she had also suffered three strokes and a heart attack after her overdose. The doctors had said that she had 5 to 10 minutes, throwing light on how grave the situation was. She also said that she is still living with the after-effects, including brain damage and blind spots in her vision that stop her from driving. This four-part documentary is directed by Michael Ratner and tells the story of Lovato’s recovery after the overdose in 2018.
Two weeks later, Lovato broke her silence and addressed everyone on social media with a since-deleted post saying that she has always been transparent about her journey with addiction. It is not something that disappears with time, and that must be overcome.
She made her first appearance in public after her overdose a year and a half later, performing at the 2020 Grammys. Lovato also sang the national anthem at the Super Bowl.
In an interview with Ellen, she sat down and spoke about her struggles and said that her decision got her where she is today. She thinks it is essential to think and say that, “’If you do go through this, you yourself can get through it. You can get to the other side, and it may be bumpy. But, you are a 10 out of 10. Don’t forget it. As long as you take responsibility, you can move past it and learn to love yourself the way you deserved to be loved.”
Demi Lovato has been outspoken throughout her struggles. She has communicated her journey with her audience honestly so that any other person can take inspiration from her and know that they can get through anything if they have the will to do it.
This is just a small example, and there are many more where even her friends and relatives have spoken up about her addictions which is admirable.