Demi Lovato Recreates Near-Fatal Overdose in Dancing with the Devil Music Video
A sneak peek shows the pop star struggling to stay alive in a hospital bed.
Demi Lovato has recreated her near-fatal overdose for her latest music video.
In a sneak peek of “Dancing with the Devil” released on Thursday by “Good Morning America,” the pop princess displays the aftermath of her 2018 relapse following six years of sobriety.
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“Praying for better days to come and wash this pain away, could you please forgive me? Lord, I’m sorry for dancing with the devil,” Lovato sings while lying in a hospital bed.
In behind-the-scenes photos obtained by EW, Lovato appeared to keep the details of the overdose accurate for the video, as she sports the same hairstyle and clothing that were revealed in photos from the incident during her recent docuseries “Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil.”
Meanwhile, the “Sober” singer didn’t hold back while discussing the repercussions from the overdose for the four-part YouTube program.
“I had three strokes. I had a heart attack. I suffered brain damage from the strokes. I can’t drive anymore. And I have blind spots in my vision so sometimes when I go to pour a glass of water, I’ll totally miss the cup because I can’t see it,” she explained. “I also had pneumonia because I asphyxiated and had multiple organ failure…I’m really lucky to be alive. My doctors said that, like, I had five to 10 more minutes. And had my assistant not come in, I wouldn’t be here today.”
She also detailed how she came to start using again just a month after celebrating six years of sobriety at one of her concerts.
“That night I did drugs that I’d never done before,” she said, recalling how she ran into her former drug dealer at a party. “I tried meth. I mixed it with molly, with coke, weed, alcohol, oxycodone. And that alone should have killed me. It was only two weeks before I was introduced to heroin and crack cocaine.”
The continued substance abuse would eventually culminate in her friends finding her unresponsive at her home and Lovato being rushed to a Los Angeles hospital in July of 2018.
The entire video for “Dancing With the Devil” — Lovato’s title song to her new studio album “Dancing with the Devil… The Art of Starting Over” — will debut tonight at 11:45pm ET on her YouTube channel.
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