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Demi Lovato Relives Overdose In New Music Video 'Dancing With The Devil'

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Demi Lovato Relives Overdose In New Music Video 'Dancing With The Devil'

Demi Lovato has released the music video for her new single 'Dancing With the Devil' in which she relives the night of her 2018 overdose.

The music video begins with a warning about its depiction of "addiction, drug use, trauma and sexual abuse which may be triggering for some".

Demi Lovato recreated the night of her overdose in her new music video 'Dancing With the Devil' (Credit: Demi Lovato/ YouTube/ Island Records)
Demi Lovato recreated the night of her overdose in her new music video 'Dancing With the Devil' (Credit: Demi Lovato/ YouTube/ Island Records)

Directed by Demi and Michael D. Ratner, the man who directed her incredibly honest YouTube docu-series Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil, it begins a flashforward to Demi in hospital.

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The next scene is a flashback to Demi in bar, heavily drinking a variety of alcoholic drinks. She later arrives at a party and takes drugs in a bathroom.

As told in her docu-series, Demi receives a bag of substances from a drug dealer at her Los Angeles home. Demi previously said she was sexually assaulted by her drug dealer and was "left for dead" which is also referenced in the music video.

Demi's new music video includes a scene with her drug dealer at the time of the overdose (Credit: Demi Lovato/ YouTube/ Island Records)
Demi's new music video includes a scene with her drug dealer at the time of the overdose (Credit: Demi Lovato/ YouTube/ Island Records)

The music video also recreates when Demi's former assistant, Jordan Jackson, found the singer unconscious in her bedroom on the morning of 24th July. She was then rushed to hospital for emergency treatment where her family later visited her amid the media speculation.

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She revealed she had three strokes and a heart attack, adding that she was minutes from passing away when doctors saved her.

In the docu-series, Demi, 28, recalls: "My doctors said that I had five to 10 more minutes."

Demi's former assistant, Jordan Jackson, found the singer unconscious in her bedroom (Credit: Demi Lovato/ YouTube/ Island Records)
Demi's former assistant, Jordan Jackson, found the singer unconscious in her bedroom (Credit: Demi Lovato/ YouTube/ Island Records)

The 'Sorry Not Sorry' singer added that she had been "left with brain damage" which she "still [feels] the effects" of today.

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For instance, Demi says she has to deal with blurry vision and blind spots, which affects her ability to read and to drive.

The former Sonny With a Chance star also revealed that she lost her virginity in a rape at age 15 while she was an actress on Disney Channel.

The rapist was a co-star whom she had to continue seeing even after the incident and he remained employed in the movie they were filming at the time.

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In an interview with The Sunday Times last weekend, the singer spoke out about sexual assault.

"I wish I could say the last night I ever touched heroin was the night of my overdose," said Demi, now 28. "But it wasn't. I wanted to rewrite his choice of violating me. I wanted it now to be my choice. I said, 'No, I'm going to f*** you.' That was my way of taking the power back."

Demi revealed that 10 years earlier, she had done the same with the first man who raped her, someone from within the industry. "And it didn't fix anything. All it did was make me feel worse," she added.

She has since received praise for her bravery following the revelations made in the documentary.

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If you have been affected by the content in this article, please visit: rapecrisis.org.uk or thesurvivorstrust.org.

Featured Image Credit: Demi Lovato/ YouTube/ Island Records

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