Demi Lovato has opened up about the circumstances that led to her heroin overdose and hospitalisation on July 24, 2018.
The 28-year-old singer revealed details about her darkest moments in her eagerly awaited YouTube Originals documentary, Dancing With The Devil.
In one harrowing moment, Demi’s friends said that she should be “100 percent” dead after she was found unconscious following a heroin overdose.
Demi said that it was her trying to “suppress” her inner feelings that led to her addictive habits as she eventually couldn’t keep them under control.
The singer said: “Anytime that you suppress a part of yourself, it’s gonna overflow at some point and that’s ultimately what happened to me, in a lot of areas of my life, and it is what led to my overdose for sure.”
Friends and family shared their thoughts on that shocking moment, with her stepdad Eddie De La Garza saying: “It was certainly touch and go there for a little bit.”
While Eddie was a little conservative with his retelling of Demi’s condition, her friend Matthew Scott Montgomery was less sugar-coated with he appraisal of the situation.
He bluntly said: “She should be dead, 100 percent.”
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Demi was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on the fateful day, after she was found to be unconscious and unresponsive by paramedics at her Hollywood Hills home on July 24, 2018.
The singer reportedly texted her drug dealer after leaving her friend’s birthday bash the evening before and it is believed that she “didn’t know how much she had taken”.
The dealer had brought her oxycodone but it was reported that this was laced with fentanyl with one commentator saying at the time that “she clearly knew she was using drugs but we don’t know if she knew exactly what she was taking… she was lucky to still be alive.”
Thinking on that time, Demi said: “I crossed a line that I had never crossed in the world of addiction.”
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