Demi Lovato Reveals Darkest Struggles Amidst Addiction, Overdose

Recently, Demi Lovato announced that she’s finally ready to discuss her nearly fatal overdose.

In fact, she revealed that she came closer to death than anyone realized.

Now, Demi is speaking outside of the trailer about why it’s so important for her to share her story.

She wants others to learn from her mistakes, even as it means delving into her darkest moments.

Demi Lovato spoke to Ellen DeGeneres, as you can see in this clip, about her upcoming docuseries.

“I talk about a lot [in the docuseries],” Demi shared with the host.

The 28-year-old survivor is not holding back, and she has a reason for that.

“The world has been so loving and accepting of me telling my story,” Demi affirmed.

Everyone was collectively relieved at her survival and recovery.

“And just,” she expressed, “there’s been so much love and support.”

“What’s great is we live in a time when nobody’s perfect,” Demi acknowledged.

“And,” she observed, “we’re not gonna get role models by watching people not make mistakes.”

“We are going to meet and learn from our role models who have overcome their deepest, darkest struggles,” Demi declared.

“I wanted to show everyone,” Demi began, before pivoting “first I wanted to set the record straight.”

Demi recognized that “a lot of stories were going around that time.”

Having seen them for herself, Demi realized that there were accounts “that didn’t really know what exactly had happened.”

“I just wanted to tell the world, ‘Hey, this is what happened, this is how I got through it, and hopefully this can help you too,'” Demi reasoned.

“Because this journey has been such a wild ride,” she noted.

“But,” Demi added in contrast, “I’ve learned so much.”

She said that she took stock of what she learned “and I can’t wait to share it with the world.”

We are all excited to see her docuseries, though of course our enthusiasm is tempered by knowledge of how grim the subject will be at times.

Ellen expressed her eagerness to see it, so Demi promised a private screening for her and Portia.

Demi suffered three strokes and a heart attack in the wake of the 2018 overdose.

At one point, she recently revealed, doctors informed her that she likely only had 5 to 10 minutes remaining to live.

That is jaw-droppingly frightening, and we are so glad that Demi is alive today to share her story.

Interestingly, some of Ellen’s phrasing, as you can hear in this clip, seemed to suggest that she was trying to connect Demi’s story with … her own.

Specifically, Ellen seemed to latch onto Demi’s description of how famous people mess up sometimes.

She didn’t go so far as to use a meaningless buzzword like “cancel culture,” but she seemed to be teetering upon the brink of saying it.

Ellen recently had a scandal and is frankly still recovering from it after returning to her show amidst many stories of an improved work environment.

Of course, firing some high level producers and doing a PR blitz can only do so much. Like … those producers didn’t force her to berate hotel employees or try to get waiters fired.

And being cruel to people who are powerless may be a “struggle” in some sense after you’re caught, but it cannot be compared to a struggle with addiction and an overdose and sobriety.

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Demi Lovato Suffered Stroke, Has Brain Damage

It’s been almost three years since Demi Lovato suffered an overdose that nearly claimed her life.

At the time of the incident, Lovato had been sober for six years.

Understandably, the pop icon has been reluctant to open up about her relapse and her long, painful recovery.

But that’s about to change …

A new documentary about the darkest days of Demi’s life is soon to premiere on YouTube.

And the trailer for the film has already left fans absolutely stunned.

“I had three strokes,” Lovato says in the preview that was released on Wednesday.

“I had a heart attack. My doctors said that I had five to 10 more minutes,” the 28-year-old adds.

We’ve known for years that the overdose brought Demi to the brink of death.

But until now, no one outside of the singer’s inner circle was aware of just how close she came to passing away.

Even if she survived, brain damage from three strokes could have left Demi immobilized or comatose for life.

It’s not hard to see why it’s taken her so long to share her full account of this near-tragedy.

What’s amazing is that she was ever able to find the courage to revisit this painful chapter from her past.

“I crossed a line that I had never crossed,” Lovato says in the trailer.

Clearly, delving into her emotional state at that time is just as painful for Demi as sharing the details of the overdose itself.

Helping her in the task of painting this picture are her closest friends and family members.

“Are we talking about heroin? Are we doing that?” Lovato’s friend, actor Matthew Scott Montgomery, asks at one point.

“We’re watching all of her blood come out of her body into a machine,” Demi’s mother, Dianna De La Garza, shares.

At one point, Demi completely lost her sense of vision, a moment that Montgomery recalls with obvious horror.

During a recent press conference promoting the documentary, Demi revealed the ways in which she’s still physically affected by her near-death experience.

“I was left with brain damage, and I still deal with the effects of that today. I don’t drive a car, because I have blind spots on my vision,” she told reporters.

“And I also for a long time had a really hard time reading. It was a big deal when I was able to read out of a book, which was like two months later because my vision was so blurry,” the singer added.

“I dealt with a lot of the repercussions and I feel like they are still there to remind me of what could happen if I ever get into a dark place again,” Demi continued.

It would be easy for Demi to be bitter about the ways in which her lifestyle has been impacted, but it appears that takes a very different view of the matter.

“I’m grateful for those reminders, but I’m so grateful that I was someone that didn’t have to do a lot of rehabbing,” she said.

“The rehabbing came on the emotional side.”

In a recent interview with People magazine, Lovato stated that for all the pain she’s endured, she wouldn’t change a thing about the past three years of her life.

“It was a painful journey, and I look back and sometimes I get sad when I think of the pain that I had to endure to overcome what I have, but I don’t regret anything,” Demi told the outlet.

“I’m so proud of the person I am today,” she added.

“And I’m so proud that people get to see it in this documentary and I couldn’t be more grateful that I had someone by my side.”

And we’re sure her fans are even more proud of her for all that she’s overcome.

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Demi Lovato Flaunts Glittering Stretch Marks: This is What Recovery Looks Like!

This fall, Demi Lovato celebrated her body, noting that she only got the boobs of her dreams after adopting healthy eating habits.

Now, she is flaunting her stretch marks and celebrating her recovery from ED.

Demi Lovato uploaded a series of photos of her powerful thighs, where she had highlighted her stretch marks in glittering gold.

“I used to genuinely believe recovery from an eating disorder wasn’t real,” Demi began her lengthy and heartfelt caption.

She confessed that she had previously believed “that everyone was faking or secretly relapsing behind closed doors.”

“Surely she throws up here and there,” Demi recalled thinking to herself.

Similarly, the beloved and talented singer once told herself “she can’t POSSIBLY accept her cellulite” about body-positive people.

Demi explained: “those we’re just a few of the things that I used to tell myself growing up.”

“I’m so grateful that I can honestly say for the first time in my life,” Demi announced, “my dietitian looked at me and said ‘This is what eating disorder recovery looks like.'”

“In honor of my gratitude for the place I’m in today, this was a lil shoot I did by myself in quarantine this summer,” she shared.

Demi did the shoot “when I wanted to celebrate my stretch marks instead of being ashamed of them.”

“I started wearing actual glitter paint on my stretch marks,” Demi explained, “to celebrate my body and all of it’s features.”

In parenthesis, she then added: “(whether society views them as good OR bad).”

“My stretch marks aren’t going away,” Demi acknowledged, “so might as well throw a lil glitter on em’ amiright?”

“Also let this be a reminder to anyone who doesn’t think it’s possible: IT ACTUALLY IS,” Demi declared.

“YOU CAN DO IT,” she encouraged her followers.

Hyping up her fans, Demi wrote: “I BELIEVE IN YOU.”

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“This year was tough.. be gentle on yourself if you slip up,” Demi gently advised.

“And remember to get right back on track,” she reminded her followers and fans.

Demi explained to her fans that it’s important to get back on track “because you’re WORTH THE MIRACLE OF RECOVERY.”

“I LOVE YOU,” Demi wrote in all caps to anyone reading her heartfelt message.

She concluded her message with a note: “(last pics without sparkle edits – Instagram vs reality type s–t you kno?)”

And, as you can see, Demi’s message was filled with emojis.

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Disordered eating can be devastating and can come in various forms — and often, the same person will have opposing disordered habits that are at war with one another.

Demi was a child actress, a Disney star in her teens, and is now one of the best known singers in the world.

She has had millions of eyes on her for essentially her entire life. Anyone can develop disordered eating habits, but Demi has had a particularly uphill battle as a result.

Stretch marks are naturally occurring marks that skin gets as it grows. Skin is elastic, but may not always grow at the right speed or in the right places.

Unfortunately, these marks — easy to ignore if they are not on your own skin — have been stigmatized by too many in our culture.

By highlighting her own, Demi is sharing a powerful and healing body positive message. She knows better than most how much some need to hear this message.

Celebrity Scandals We’re Thankful For In 2020!

For most people, “thankful” isn’t the word that comes to mind when describing our feelings about the year 2020. Seemingly cursed from the start, we got dealt a pretty awful hand with the coronavirus pandemic, countless acts of racial and social injustice and police brutality, and a truly WILD election season just to name a […]

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Max Ehrich FLIPPED OUT Over Demi Lovato’s Innocent ‘Unengaged’ Joke At The People’s Choice Awards!

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Demi Lovato Debuts New Edgy Look With Partially-Shaved Head!

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Demi Lovato Jokes About Getting ‘Unengaged’ During Quarantine In Hilarious People’s Choice Awards Monologue!

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Demi Lovato Opens Up About What Life Is Like In Quarantine Post-Max Ehrich Breakup!

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Demi Lovato Calls to Show Trump Supporters "Love and Light," Gets Slammed

Last week, American voters elected Joe Biden as the next President, though many worry that Trump will try to stay in office.

Demi Lovato is no Trump fan … but her recent tweets have been called out for being tone deaf.

Over the weekend, masked celebrators danced in the streets after President-Elect Joe Biden and future VP Kamala Harris were declared the victors.

Trump has yet to concede and is spinning conspiracy theories, which is very in character.

But even though Demi Lovato doesn’t like Trump, she’s asking some of the celebrators to moderate their tone. Girl, no.

“Today isn’t about celebrating in the face of those that oppose your views and values,” Demi insisted in a tweet.

“But,” she claimed, “celebrating from a place of LOVE.”

And no, she does not mean celebrating how much you love that a bunch of truly awful people are sad righ tnow.

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Demi wrote that celebrations should be about “combating the hate that has encompassed and oppressed so many of us the past four years.”

“Let the healing begin,” she continued.

It didn’t go over well with pretty much anyone.

Obviously, some of the critics of her tweet were simply people who are upset about these results.

There are people, even among Demi’s fans, who think that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are socialists, and also that this would be a bad thing.

In other words, these people are wrong on two fronts. But as Demi’s tweets went on, it was clear that she was getting an earful from the left, too.

“Look, y’all do what you want,” Demi wrote, sounding fatigued with the feedback.

“I don’t normally tweet,” she admitted, “because it pisses someone off but I stopped caring a long time ago.”

“Just trying to spread love and light today… after all that is what we fought for right?” she asked.

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“Remember when we didn’t all think the same? (It’s still happening),” Demi added in another tweet.

“Opinions differ,” she wrote, defending her tone-policing with: “I wasn’t ‘commanding’ anyone to do anything.”

“Now go out and celebrate or meme IF YOU PLEASE – DO YOU – all I’m saying is hatred DIDN’T work for the last administration,” Demi wrote.

“FYI – I’m also not pretending to have never acted bigger than anyone,” she wrote in yet another tweet.

“Most of us have chosen sides during the past several years and added to the conversation – AS WE SHOULD HAVE,” she noted, “memes and all.”

“But I personally am just tired of living in a divided country,” Demi wrote.

“Also – stop worrying what I tweet,” Demi suggested, reminding her fans and followers of the good news: “BIDEN WON YALL “

“Also I wrote that tweet after watching a video a friend sent me of the streets celebrating in West Hollywood today,” she noted, “I broke down in tears of gratitude.”

“I wanted to share that with you because the love I saw my queer community sharing between one another…” Demi explained.

Demi wrote that the love “was finally proven to be BIGGER than the hate they tried to keep us down with.”

“That’s all,” she said.

“Revolving hearts,” Demi concluded, “also feeling so thoughtful today so I’m rambling.”

Demi is a sweet person who has clearly been through a lot, but she is getting an earful for some of these tweets.

Why? Because she, like many people, seems to be favoring politeness over justice with some of these tweets.

It doesn’t mean that she’s a bad person — her heart is in the right place. But her tone rubbed people the wrong way.

Folks, spreading “love and light” is how Care Bears defeat evil.

We humans do it by organizing, by voting, by campaigning.

Being kind to fascists only makes it easier for them to operate.

The current administration hates people for where they were born, for the color of their skin, for not being heterosexual or cisgender, for not being Christians, for wanting bodily autonomy, for being poor.

Those who loathe Trump, his administration, and his supporters hate them for caging innocent children, for letting hundreds of thousands die in a pandemic, for encouraging racism, for opposing human rights.

The first kind of hate is prejudice and bigotry. The second kind of hate is the result of having moral clarity — it is just and good to despise fascist monsters. They are not the same.

We are all tired of living in a divided country.

But most of that divide is over white nationalism, Christian dominionism, and authoritarianism.

We cannot “reach across the aisle” to the other side without betraying the innocent marginalized groups that the other side seeks to trample.

So that is why Demi’s tweets — some of them, at least — did not go over well, even though we love love love Demi.

It’s not her fault. Though she herself is part of more than one marginalized group, her celebrity status puts her in a bubble where “peace” and “light” are often given priority.

It’s easier to fetishize ideas like forgiveness and peace when you’re not fighting for your life and those of your loved ones.

Will Celebs Get Creative In Quarantine?! Looking Back On Every Spooky & Sexy Halloween Costume From 2019!

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Demi Lovato: I Finally Have the Perfect Boobs of My Dreams!

Demi Lovato uses her voice to make incredible music and to speak on important issues

Right now, she’s using that voice to talk about boobs. Her boobs, specifically.

Demi Lovato posted a pair of gorgeous photos to Instagram.

The subject of the pics? Her lovely self. The subject of her caption, on the other hand, was tittaayyys. Her word, not ours.

“Fun fact: I never had boobs until I started eating what I wanted,” Demi begins.

“My whole life I hated my small tittaayyys,” Demi confessed.

“And then when I finally let go of my eating issues,” she shared, “I GOT THE BOOBS I WANTED!!!”

Demi then clarified: “This is no push-up bra or boob-job y’all!!!”

“IT’S ALL ME!!” Demi proclaimed.

“And you know what,” she pointed out, “they’re gonna change too!!!”

Demi acknowledges that her breasts will change in shape and size before writing: “AND I’LL BE OKAY WITH THAT AS WELL!!”

“But let this be a lesson y’all,” Demi said to her fans and followers.

She noted that “our bodies will do what they are SUPPOSED to.”

But Demi stressed that this will only happen “when we let go of trying to control what it does for us.”

“Oh the irony…. ” Demi remarked.

“Did you have a similar experience when making peace with your eating issues??” she asked any of her fans who may have gone through something similar.

Demi concluded her caption by writing: “I’d love to hear!!!”

So, first of all, we must acknowledge that it had never once occurred to us that Demi Lovato’s boobs were in any way “lacking” or undersized.

Different people have different preferences and ideas about bodies, but the only opinion that counts about Demi’s body is Demi’s opinion.

She has clearly struggled with body image issues. It is likely that she saw a distorted version of herself, perceiving flaws where there are none.

So no matter how far back you look for photos of Demi’s rockin’ bod to point out photos where her boobs were prominent, it doesn’t matter.

Body dysphoria — especially the kind that leads to disordered eating — does not listen to reason or respond to evidence.

We are so happy that Demi is in a place where she can love her body and celebrate it.

As for her statements about how her boobs will change over time, that is a very realistic statement.

The fact of the matter is that human bodies are not static.

One day, transhumanism will give us all perfect, synthetic bodies that do not change. For now, our flesh prisons will change over time — in shape and size.

Demi has been open about her mental health challenges and about her struggles to accept her body.

There are enormous pressures in society that force women in particular to alter their bodies in ways that will conform to fashionable tastes at the time.

These pernicious social forces are magnified on famous women, particularly those who grow up famous.

Demi has always been gorgeous, but the point is for her to see that — the rest of us knowing this obvious truth doesn’t do much good on its own.

We are so happy to see Demi embracing her body — and the future changes that it may undergo.

Congratulations to Demi and to her tiddies. We mean that sincerely.

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Max Ehrich is getting no attention from Demi Lovato, but plenty from her fanbase! As you’re likely aware, the Under the Dome star has been VERY wishy washy in the wake of his breakup with the songstress, quickly flipping from crying on a beach one day to snapping photographs with other women the next! Looks […]

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Demi Lovato’s Ex Max Ehrich Is ‘Afraid’ To Give In To Love In His Debut Single — Yes, We’re Serious…

Buckle your seatbelts, y’all, because Max Ehrich‘s music career is here — whether you’re ready for it or not! The Southern Gospel actor’s name hasn’t left the gossip mag headlines for the last few weeks, ever since his quickie engagement to Demi Lovato ended in tatters. And now, amid all the ongoing gossip, drama, and bizarre post-split […]

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