Demi Lovato has been very vocal about her eating disorder, her drug addiction, and her traumatic past. 2018 was a really tough year for the singer as she had to be hospitalised due to a drug overdose. She made a stunning comeback in 2020 and it was the first time we saw her performing at the Grammys after the whole incident. Recalling the emotional moment when she hit the stage, the Heart Attack singer recently opened up about what was going on in her mind at that moment.
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Lovato sat down for a CBS Sunday Morning interview and talked about the moment she went up on stage to perform her song Anyone, a song which was written before her overdose, and will be featured on her upcoming album. After singing the first few lyrics of the song, the singer felt so overwhelmed that she had to stop. After a few minutes, she started again, and gave a performance that received a standing ovation from the crowd.
Remembering this nerve-wracking moment, she said, “I didn’t know if I’d ever step foot on a stage again. When I woke up at the hospital, and I was like, ‘I don’t know the full extent of the damage that’s been done.’ I hadn’t tried singing yet.” She went on to say that she feels grateful to be alive as she had no hope of overcoming this harrowing incident. “The doctors told me that I had five to 10 minutes and … like, if no one had found me, then I wouldn’t be here,” she said.
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Lovato continued, “I feel so good. I feel more joy in my life than I’ve ever felt because I’m not quitting or diminishing any part of myself,” she said. “I think that my whole life I was the horse that everyone was leading to the well and they couldn’t make me drink the water from the well. I wasn’t until this past year that I was able to taste the freedom of the water in the well because I finally was ready to drink it.”
Demi Lovato’s four-part docuseries titled Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil premiered today (March 23) on Youtube. The docuseries chronicles, in disturbing detail, the events of Lovato’s July 2018 overdose.