In case any fans thought that Demi Lovato was feeling the effects of her complications from a near-fatal drug overdose early last month, the singer has just unveiled a new song about being almost consumed by a painful time.
Last week, the singer broke her silence about the scary episode, penning a powerful essay about the consequences of opioid abuse and calling on her fans to listen to their bodies. As The Washington Post pointed out, the artist has kept quiet about the weekend of July 24, 2018, when she nearly died from a drug overdose after spending a late night at her Los Angeles home, crashing out on a couch, and overdosing on heroin. But in the wake of the incident, fans have been unsure what to make of the questions many of them are asking: Was Lovato drugged, or had she been given the drug because of poor judgment?
Now the issue has been resolved: in a newly-released video, Lovato sings about how she nearly lost her life and wonders if she was overdosing because she was sleeping on a hospital bed, waking up when the ambulance pulled up.
While the composition is a harrowing watch and the clips from the musician are particularly disturbing, Lovato does not appear to be hallucinating or imagining things. “My God, I feel like I almost died,” she sings over what sounds like a hospital recording. “I was sitting here, laying down and I had no breath. It was awful. I almost died.”
After a quick break for goodbyes to her sister, friends and husband, Lovato returns to the hospital bed with “this is the worst part about this” scrawled across her face and arm.
Read the full story at The Washington Post.
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