Demi Lovato Opens up About Her "Painful Journey" in the Trailer for Her Documentary 'Dancing With the Devil'


| LAST UPDATE 10/17/2021

By Genevieve Scott
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Over the years, Demi Lovato has opened up about some of her past experiences and struggles. This week, Lovato released the trailer for her upcoming YouTube documentary, Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil, which dives deep into her ups and downs, and how she's gotten back on her feet today.

"I've been holding #DemiDWTD incredibly close to my heart, and now it's time to share an inside look," Lovato wrote on Instagram. "This is only a short preview of what is to come." The documentary gives viewers a better idea of what Demi experienced in 2018 after being hospitalized for substance abuse.

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"I was left with brain damage, and I still deal with the effects of that today," Lovato revealed. "I don't drive a car, because I have blind spots on my vision." In the trailer, Lovato's friends and family give their insight on her journey, specifically the moments right before and after her overdose. Demi also explains that she's learned a lot from her road to sobriety, and she holds herself accountable for her actions.

"That's a huge reason why I'm doing this, but I think that I was just so proud of the growth that I experienced and something inside of me was really excited to share that with people," said Demi. "Everything had to happen in order for me to learn the lessons that I learned."

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"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," Demi continued. The artist shared that she'll continue making music that tells her story and resonates with others. She recently released the video for her song What Other People Say, which she worked on with Sam Fischer.

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Lovato also re-entered the TV industry recently, producing and starring in the NBC comedy Hungry. Clearly, Demi's off to an incredible start so far in 2021, and we can't wait to see what comes next, especially Dancing With the Devil