Demi Lovato in her new docu-series titled Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil, she shares her terrifying story where her drug overdose nearly claimed her life.
The popular pop singer recalls an incident which happened on July 2018, when her drug dealer sexually assaulted her and left her to die.
In the YouTube series, Demi said that she had been ‘taken advantage of’, and further added: “I didn’t just overdose. I was taken advantage of.”
One of Demi’s friend named, Sirah Mitchell talked about the dealer’s terrible actions before her overdose, Mitchell said that he had given her heroin ‘laced with Fentanyl’.
“He also ended up getting her really high and leaving her for dead,”
Demi added more details ,saying: “When they found me, I was naked, blue. I was literally left for dead after he took advantage of me.
“When I woke up in the hospital, they asked if we had consensual sex. There was one flash that I had of him on top of me. I saw that flash and I said yes.
“It wasn’t until a month after the overdose that I realised, ‘You weren’t in any state of mind to make a consensual decision’.”
The whole incident added more to Demi Lovato’s pain as she was sexually assaulted when she was a teen.
“When I was a teenager, I was in a very similar situation. I lost my virginity in a rape,” she said in the documentary. “I was part of that Disney crowd that publicly said they were waiting until marriage. I didn’t have the romantic first time.
“That was not it for me – that sucked. Then I had to see this person all the time so I stopped eating and coped in other ways.”
She was disappointed on how even after she told adults about what happened to her, the man never got in trouble .
She adds; “They never got taken out of the movie they were in. I always kept it quiet because I’ve always had something to say. I don’t know, I’m tired of opening my mouth,”
“I called that person back a month later and tried to make it right by being in control. All it did was make me feel worse.
“Both times were textbook trauma re-enactments, and I really beat myself up for years which is why I had a really hard time coming to terms with the fact it was a rape when it happened,”
Adding more to her mental trauma she faced serious health issues which included strokes and heart attack.
“I had three strokes. I had a heart attack,” Demi said. “My doctors said that I had five to 10 more minutes. I crossed a line that I had never crossed.”
Watch Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil , premiering on YouTube on March 23.