Demi Lovato has always been an advocate of body positivity and helping with mental health and drug abuse. But fans didn’t know that Lovato was struggling with all these issues as well — until the pop artist had a near-fatal drug overdose in 2018.
The “Tell Me You Love Me” artist released her YouTube docuseries, Dancing with the Devil, on March 23 to give her fans insight into her story and express that anyone can get on the right path again.
The series showcased stories from family, friends, and crew members on what they witnessed before and on the day of her overdose. The singer went into detail about her relapse after six years of sobriety and a drug overdose from opioids laced with fentanyl, which left her brain-damaged and blind spots.
#DemiDWTD episodes 1+2 are available now to stream on @YouTube. I will let these 2 episodes do the talking than try to put it all into words for this tweet. 💞🎞 https://t.co/t1vV0avidq pic.twitter.com/rdxqGt0Tx2
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) March 23, 2021
“For a long time, I had a really hard time reading,” Demi shared. “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.”
She also explains what little she remembers from the night of the overdose and realizing she was raped by the dealer. There were several shocking and sad moments in this docuseries that even her loved ones were taken back.
Demi also released her single “Dancing with the Devil” during her premiere of the YouTube docuseries. She sings about shifting from alcohol to hardcore drugs and almost dying from substance abuse. She even expresses that she believed that she could stop by herself, but then it became out of her control.
“#DancingWithTheDevil is out now including a special acoustic performance,” she wrote in an Instagram post. “It feels absolutely unreal having this out right now, I love you all so so much. Thank you for your support and love this week with the premiere of #DemiDWTD.”
The series can be found on Demi Lovato’s official YouTube Channel. Episode 3 is now available, and a new one is released every week.