Look, I'll just be honest, I don't give a RIP about Demi Lovato as an artist.
BUT I see this is a human interest piece and I'm super curious.
Demi Lovatois telling it all.
On Wednesday, YouTube premiered the trailer forDemi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil, a documentary about hernear-fatal 2018 drug overdoseand the effects it had on Lovato's life. The trailer gives the first look into what the 28-year-old songstress faced after being hospitalized.She also reveals that she had three strokes and a heart attack in the hospital.
Alongside the documentary's director Michael D. Ratner at the documentary's Television Critics Association panel on Wednesday, Lovato talked more about the effects the overdose had on her body physically and on her life, emotionally.
"I was left with brain damage, and I still deal with the effects of that today. I don't drive a car, because I have blind spots on my vision," she told reporters. "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."
"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," she added. "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."
The singer, however, told PEOPLE that she "wouldn't change a thing" about the aftermath of the overdose.
"Everything had to happen in order for me to learn the lessons that I learned," she told PEOPLE. "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."
"I'm so proud of the person I am today," she added. "And I'm so proud that people get to see it in this documentary and I couldn't be more grateful that I had someone by my side."
“Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil” will world premiere Tuesday, March 16 at SXSW; the wide premiere will take place Tuesday, March 23 on YouTube.