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Demi Lovato Recalls Waking Up 'Legally Blind' After 2018 Overdose

The singer shares details in her 'Dancing With the Devil' documentary.

Demi Lovato Recalls Waking Up 'Legally Blind' After 2018 Overdose

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Demi Lovato looks back on her 2018 drug overdose in her upcoming four-part YouTube docuseries Dancing With the Devil, set to premiere on Tuesday, March 23.

After she was found “naked” and “blue” in her California home by then-assistant Jordan Jackson, the 28-year-old remembers waking up “legally blind” in the hospital. “My little sister was at my bedside. I was so blind that I couldn’t see who she was even though she was standing next to me,” Demi said, per Us Weekly. “I asked her, I was like, ‘Who are you?’ She just started sobbing.”

When discussing the night of her OD, the former Disney Channel star also said, “I had three strokes, I had a heart attack. My doctors said that I had five to 10 more minutes [to live].”

Now, the singer said, she’s not completely sober. “Recovery isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution,” Demi said in the documentary. “You shouldn’t be forced to be sober if you’re not ready. You shouldn’t get sober for other people.”

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