Demi Lovato has launched a music video wherein she seems to re-enact the evening of her near-fatal drug overdose in 2018.
The video for the singer’s new single “Dancing With the Satan” – additionally the identify of her not too long ago launched YouTube series chronicling her journey by relapse and restoration – dropped final evening (1 April).
In it, the “Skyscraper” singer seems to recreate the occasions main as much as her 2018 overdose in harrowing particulars that replicate the evening that she describes in her documentary.
When Lovato overdosed on heroin laced with fentanyl, she suffered three strokes and a coronary heart assault. She was informed by medical doctors that she had 5 to 10 minutes to dwell. Virtually three years later, she continues to be experiencing blind spots in her imaginative and prescient and mind impairment.
The video – which opens with a set off warning over “content material depicting habit, drug use, trauma, and sexual abuse” – sees Lovato mendacity in a hospital mattress with tubes in her neck.
Within the docuseries, the musician’s mom, Dianna De La Garza, describes an identical scene of Lovato within the ICU. “She had a tube in her neck that was taking her blood right into a machine after which placing it again into her neck,” she revealed.
All through the clip, Lovato is seen partying in a bar and contacting her drug vendor who presents her a duffle bag of medicine. Within the docuseries, the 28-year-old recalled a separate event throughout which she went on “a procuring spree” and was first launched to heroin.
The video additionally exhibits Lovato mendacity unconscious in a mattress, left alone by her drug vendor. Within the third instalment of her YouTube sequence, the musician spoke about being sexually assaulted and “left for dead” the evening of her overdose.
“What individuals don’t realise about that evening for me is that I didn’t simply overdose, I additionally was taken benefit of,” she recollects within the sequence. “After they discovered me, I used to be bare. I used to be blue. I used to be actually left for useless after he took benefit of me.”
The singer is then seen being nursed again to well being within the hospital, with the digicam pulling concentrate on her neck tattoo that reads: “Survivor”, which followers first noticed on Lovato in 2019.
“Dancing With the Satan” is the title observe of Lovato’s new album. You’ll be able to learn The Impartial’s four-star overview of the document here.