Demi Lovato ‘had three strokes and a heart attack’ after 2018 overdose

Demi Lovato 'had three strokes and a heart attack' after 2018 overdose
Demi Lovato has been largely absent from the public eye since her overdose in 2018. Source: Getty Images
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Daily US Times: For the first time, Demi Lovato has opened up about her 2018 drug overdose, revealing in a new documentary that she was minutes from death.

The 28-year-old US pop star was taken to hospital after she was found unconscious at her home in Los Angeles.

She had been sober for six years after treatment for drug and alcohol addictions.

Lovato spoke about her overdose in a trailer for her new YouTube documentary series, Dancing With The Devil.

Lovato said: “I had three strokes. I had a heart attack. My doctors said that I had five to 10 more minutes.”

In an interview with the AP, the singer said the overdose had left her with “brain damage”, adding, “I still deal with the effects of that today.”

Demi Lovato was a child actor on Barney and Friends, but found wider fame on the Disney Channel as a teenager.

She starred in its hugely popular Camp Rock film series and then launched a successful music career.

Lovato has released six studio albums and has also appeared as a judge on the US version of the X Factor.

Lovato has been open about her struggles with addiction and mental health throughout her career.

In a 2017 documentary, Lovato talked about the extent of her substance abuse during her teen years, and in 2018, Lovato released a song titled Sober, in which she revealed she had broken six years of sobriety.

A month later, news website TMZ broke the news of an apparently near-fatal opiate overdose by the star.

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