Demi Lovato explains how a triggering comment about her weight left her wondering if she wanted to continue on her path to sobriety.
In recent weeks, the 28-year-old singer has been more vocal than ever about her near-fatal overdose in 2018 when releasing her YouTube documentary “Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil”.
The star recalls in an interview with Paper Magazine how a critical comment about her weight following her stint in rehab that year left her wondering whether she should “stop” sobriety altogether.
“I think it was right after I got out of rehab in 2018. I saw an article somewhere that said I was morbidly obese,” Lovato recalls. “And that’s the most triggering thing you could possibly write about someone with an eating disorder. It sucked, and I wanted to quit, I wanted to use, I wanted to give up.
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The former Disney star said she ultimately chose not to because she learned the benefits of looking past the critics.
“And then I just realized that if I don’t look at these things, they can’t affect me. So I stopped looking and I’m really trying not to look at anything negative,” the singer said. “Sorry Not Sorry”. .
“I think the positives outweigh the negatives,” she continued. “I think if they didn’t, I wouldn’t do this.”
In the doc, the former “Camp Rock” is honest about her battle with drug addiction, her gender identity and what happened the night she overdosed in July 2018 and was transported from emergency in hospital.
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On the night of her overdose, she claims that her drug dealer sexually assaulted her.
According to the New York Times, Lovato suffered “three strokes, one heart attack and organ failure” as a result of the overdose. She also told the outlet ahead of the four-part YouTube documentary officially released on March 23 that she woke up legally blind.
Since the overdose, Lovato has received monthly injections of a drug designed to reverse the effects of opioids in an attempt to curb his addiction.
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Lovato rose to fame as a Disney star in 2007 thanks to his roles in “Camp Rock” and “Sonny with a Chance”.
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