Baring it all. Demi Lovato is not holding back in her new YouTube Dancing With the Devil docuseries, set to premiere its first two episodes on Tuesday, March 23. Demi will explore “every aspect that led to her nearly fatal overdose in July 2018, and her awakenings in the aftermath,” according to the trailer’s description.
Dancing With the Devil is set to take viewers “far deeper than an inside look beyond the celebrity surface, this is an intimate portrait of addiction, and the process of healing and empowerment,” the video’s summary also reads. When talking about the night of her overdose, Demi reveals that she “crossed a line that I had never crossed before.” When detailing the events of that July night, the Disney Channel alum said she was also “taken advantage of.”
“When they found me, I was naked, I was blue. I was literally left for dead after he took advantage of me, and when I woke up in the hospital, they asked if I had consensual sex,” Demi said, per Us Weekly. “There was one flash that I had of him on top of me. I saw that flash, and I said yes. It actually wasn’t until maybe a month after my overdose that I realized, ‘Hey, you weren’t in any state of mind to make a consensual decision.'”
Featuring appearances from her closest friends and family — Dallas Lovato and Madison De La Garza, mom Dianna De La Garza, stepdad Eddie de la Garza, Dani Vitale, Matthew Scott Montgomery, Sirah and Jordan Jackson — viewers are given a full picture of Demi’s life, even though a lot of them didn’t know what she was going through at the time. “None of my friends know what I was using. I kept it hidden from everyone,” the former Sonny With a Chance star said. “That was one thing I was very good at — hiding the fact that I was addicted to crack and heroin.”
Demi first announced that she was gearing up to drop Dancing With the Devil on YouTube following the release of her 2017 documentary, Simply Complicated, in January 2021. “There has been so much that I’ve wanted to say, but knew I had to say it right,” the former Disney Channel star wrote on Instagram at the time. “I’m so excited to finally share this story with you that I’ve held on to for the last two years.”
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