Demi Lovato Details Loss of Vision Following Her Overdose: "I Couldn't See My Shoes"
Demi Lovato is opening up about her long road to recovery following her 2018 overdose. After revealing that she was legally blind when she woke up in the hospital in her docuseries Dancing With the Devil, the 28-year-old singer is detailing more effects her overdose had on her sight. “The physical implications of what had happened were really difficult to adjust to,” she told People. “As simple as tweezing your eyebrows, I had to figure out how to look higher so that I could see because my blind spots were in the main focal point of my vision. Even putting on a full outfit, I couldn’t see my shoes. I’d have to ask somebody else, ‘Do these shoes go with it?'”
In her docuseries, Demi noted that following her overdose, she had three strokes, a heart attack, and suffered brain damage from the strokes. In addition to having blind spots in her vision, she can’t drive anymore and sometimes misses a cup when she’s pouring a drink because she can’t see it.
Despite everything she has gone through, Demi is choosing to keep a positive attitude and hold onto her “great sense of humor.” “I find that it’s important to laugh when you can,” she continued. “When I did do things like spill drinks that I was pouring on Thanksgiving with my family and it spilled everywhere, we kind of laughed about it a little because you have to. It’s incredible how the human body just adapts. I didn’t ever have a period of time where I thought, ‘Oh my God, my vision might be gone forever’ [or] go into this panic attack. We just have to adapt, and that’s how I did move forward with it.”
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