Demi Lovato reenacts near-fatal drug overdose in hospital bed for new Dancing With the Devil music video
DEMI Lovato reenacted her drug overdose in the powerful music video for her new song, Dancing With the Devil.
The singer, 28, nearly died from a horrifying heroin overdose in 2018, suffering three strokes, heart attacks and brain damage during the ordeal.
Demi revisited the traumatizing incident in her new music video, in which she is seen lying in a hospital bed.
The Disney alum wore a hospital gown and was hooked up to IV drips in the emergency room.
She belted out: "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."
In one scene, she was seen lying back in the bed with her eyes closed as people who appeared to represent her friends and family stood around her.
One person cleaned a tube going into her mouth with a tissue, while others fretted and appeared to be arguing in her hospital room.
Demi's Dancing With The Devil docuseries has shed light on her overdose, the events leading up to the night, and her rehabilitation afterward.
When discovered by her assistant, she had turned blue in the face and was rushed to the ICU.
Demi – who recently came out as pansexual after her split from Max Ehrich – suffered three strokes, a heart attack, brain damage, pneumonia, multiple organ failure, and now fights blind spots in her vision.
The beloved star recently spoke to Tracy Smith on CBS about the terrifying experience, as she confessed how close she truly came to dying.
She recalled: "The doctors told me that I had five to 10 minutes… If no one had found me, then I wouldn't be here. I'm grateful, that I'm sitting here today."
The international sensation was also allegedly raped on the same night, by her drug dealer Brandon Johnson.
The Disney Channel star accused the dealer of giving her drugs laced with fentanyl, taking advantage of her while she was nearly unconscious, and then leaving her for dead while on an outrageous mix of substances.
However, it has come to light that her abuser will not be investigated for the overdose, because such an incident is categorized as a self-induced medical emergency.
Though the pop star did not publicly speak her dealer's name, Brandon did admit to being with Demi that night.
According to various reports, the criminal was arrested in North Hollywood with opiates, a completely stacked self-loader handgun, and $10k in his pocket, just a month before the terrifying night.
In September of 2018, he had a warrant out for his arrest after missing a June court date for possession of cocaine and a DUI.
Later in 2019, he faced three misdemeanor counts for shoplifting and possession of heroin and ketamine, after allegedly trying to steal from a Macy's in San Fernando Valley.
In episode three of her docuseries, Demi admitted that she returned to heroin after rehab following her overdose.
The performer shared that she called her drug dealer immediately after leaving an "intensive trauma retreat."
"I wish I could say the last night that I ever touched heroin was the night of my overdose, but it wasn't," she revealed.
Her case manager Charles then recapped a phone call he received from the star saying: "Hey, I've relapsed and I need help."
"It was the same guy, I think," her best friend Matthew told the cameras, "and Sirah and I were NOT thrilled about that."
"I had just done a week-long intensive trauma retreat. The night that I came back from that retreat I called him," Demi remembered.
"I wanted to rewrite his choice of violating me, I wanted it now to be my choice."
"And he also had something that I wanted, which were drugs. I ended up getting high. I thought 'how did I pick up the same drugs that put me in the hospital?'"
"I was mortified by my decisions," she confessed.
"I called him back and I said 'no, I'm going to f**k you.' It didn't fix anything, it didn't take anything away, it made me feel worse, but that for some reason was my way of taking the power back."
"All it did was bring me back to my knees of begging to God for help."
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