Demi Lovato documents overdose in new video

Demi Lovato documents overdose in new video

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Demi Lovato says it was her decision to document her overdose in her new video.

The ‘Confident’ hitmaker was rushed to hospital after suffering a near-fatal drug overdose in 2018 and as part of her new music video, ‘Dancing with the Devil’, she visually documents being put on a ventilator in hospital.

Speaking to SiriusXM’s The Morning Mash Up, she said: “That was my decision. And, I wanted to take you through that night in a more in depth level because I felt like I detailed it so much in the documentary that, obviously, I didn’t have to talk about it again. But I wanted to give a visual to that and I wanted people to have kind of like a more visual understanding of what happened that night.”

Meanwhile, Demi previously admitted her drug abuse “saved her life at times”.

She explained: “If people are using drugs or if they are dealing with an eating disorder or self-harm that they want to die.

“In the same way it almost killed me, it saved my life at times, because there were times that I dealt with suicidal ideations. And had I gone forward with that in that moment, instead of another destructive coping mechanism, I wouldn’t be here to tell my story … I turned to those mechanisms because I genuinely was in so much pain that I didn’t want to die and I didn’t know what else to do.”

The 28-year-old singer also revealed she has been smoking marijuana and drinking alcohol “in moderation” rather than being completely sober.

She said recently: “I’ve learned that it doesn’t work for me to say that I’m never going to do this again … I know I’m done with the stuff that’s going to kill me, right? Telling myself that I can never have a drink or smoke marijuana, I feel like that’s setting myself up for failure because I am such a black-and-white thinker. I had it drilled into my head for so many years that one drink was equivalent to a crack pipe … [I’ve] been smoking weed and drinking in moderation.”