Singer-songwriter Demi Lovato has revealed that she has brain damage after a drug overdose virtually killed her in 2018. She was hospitalised for 2 weeks and was subsequently admitted to a rehab facility. She interacted with media on a Television Critics Association panel for a documentary collection known as Demi Lovato, Dancing with the Devil. She revealed extra particulars about her harrowing expertise with the overdose and its aftermath.
“I was left with brain damage, and I still deal with the effects of that today,” she stated. “I don’t drive a car, because I have blind spots on my vision. 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 “Sorry Not Sorry” 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. 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. The rehabbing came on the emotional side.”
While speaking to People, Lovato stated that regardless of all of the horror she went by way of throughout her restoration, she wouldn’t wish to change something about all the things that occurred publish the opioid overdose.
“Everything had to happen in order for me to learn the lessons that I learned,” she instructed the publication.
“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,” she added.