Demi Lovato Has 'Brain Damage' After Three Strokes | 22 Words

Demi Lovato has revealed in the trailer for an upcoming documentary that she has "brain damage" after suffering 3 strokes and a heart attack from a drug overdose in 2018.

Keep scrolling to watch the deeply personal clip. Her honesty is truly admirable...

Now, we all know and love Demi Lovato for being a woman of many talents...

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And she has cemented a firm career for herself as a singer, songwriter, actress, and producer.

The New Mexico-born actress rose to fame at a very young age...

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It all started in 2007 when she played Charlotte Adams on the Disney Channel short series As the Bell Rings.

She went on to star in Disney's Camp Rock and Sonny With a Chance which propelled her to stardom even more.

After her Disney years, Lovato stepped into the world of music...

And she has released iconic singles such as "Don't Forget" (2008), "Skyscraper" (2011), "Heart Attack" (2013), and "Sorry Not Sorry" (2017).

The star also has a very strong social media presence...

And she's often seen using her platform to discuss topics such as politics, LGBTQ+, feminism, and of course, the Black Lives Matter movement.

But just like many young Disney stars...

Lovato has had her fair share of struggles over the years.

The actress has always been open about her struggles with mental health...

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And is often praised for her candid and honest approach to the topic.

Lovato also has a history of substance abuse...

And she revealed that she is a sufferer of bipolar disorder, an eating disorder, and self-harm.

She has struggled with drug and alcohol addictions since the age of seventeen...

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And she was first admitted into rehab at the age of eighteen.

Lovato opened up about her mental health for the first time in this infamous interview 9 years ago.

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While being interviewed on Good Morning America the star was candid and honest about her mental health struggles, with this interview marking the first time she ever opened up about what had been going on behind closed doors.

And as the years have gone on, Lovato has decided to speak out about her struggles more and more.

In 2017, she released the YouTube documentary, Simply Complicated.

It followed her day-to-day life and she spoke very candidly about her past drug addiction, battle with her weight, and taking control of her life.

Lovato had previously been sober for nearly 6 years, though her battle with an eating disorder is still ongoing.

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"Food is still the biggest challenge in my life," she said in the film after she admitted to relapsing and purging that year.

The star has also admitted that her "destructive behavior" stems from her eating disorder.

Her vulnerability and honesty are perhaps why fans feel so connected to Lovato...

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Because anyone who has ever gone through this kind of darkness in their life can relate to the singer's own journey.

But back in 2018, just a year on from the documentary, Lovato experienced one of her most life-threatening moments yet.

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In July 2018, the actress was found unconscious at her home in Los Angeles after suffering a major overdose.

She was administered Narcan before being rushed to hospital.

Following the overdose, the star spent nearly 2 weeks in a hospital before undergoing treatment at a rehab facility and sober living facility for several months.

The press was made aware of the overdose but as it turns out, it was so much more serious than anyone realized.

Lovato has another YouTube documentary coming out titled, Dancing With The Devil...

And in the recently released trailer, she is seen getting seriously candid over how serious her overdose in 2018 was.

"I've had so much to say over the past 2 years wanting to set the record straight about what it was that happened."

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"I've had a lot of lives. Like my cat, you know? I'm on my 9th life," she added.

In the clip, she says the overdose was so severe that she suffered 3 strokes, a heart attack, and was left with some brain damage.

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"I had 3 strokes. I had a heart attack," she said, "My doctors said that I had 5 to 10 more minutes. I crossed a line that I had never crossed."

In one harrowing scene, Lovato is even seen in a hospital bed hooked up to a drip during her hospitalization.

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Her mother, Dianna De La Garza, is then shown saying, "We're watching all of her blood come out of her body into a machine."

Lovato says to the camera:

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"I was left with brain damage and I still feel the effects of that," adding that she no longer drives because of blurry vision.

You can watch the trailer for Lovato's documentary here:

And it is due to be released on YouTube on March 23rd.