Demi Lovato ‘had three strokes and a heart attack’ after 2018 overdose

Demi Lovato shared she had three strokes and a heart attack after a drug overdose in 2018, and that doctors told her she had been minutes from death.

The 28-year-old US pop star also told reporters she had been “left with brain damage and I still feel the effects of that.” She revealed those effects include blurry vision that means she can’t drive and made reading difficult.

The former child star was taken to hospital in July 2018 after being found unconscious at her Los Angeles home. The overdose, reportedly of opioids laced with fentanyl, came a month after she revealed she had broken six years of sobriety.

In the trailer for her new YouTube documentary series Dancing With The Devil, she says: “I’ve had a lot of lives, like a cat. I’m on my ninth life.”

Lovato was a child actor on Barney and Friends and found wider fame on the Disney Channel as a teenager. She has released six studio albums and has appeared as a judge on the US version of The X Factor.

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