Demi Lovato has been forever changed since her near-fatal heroin overdose in 2018. In a new interview with Andy Cohen, the “Cool For The Summer” singer, 30, said she has no regrets about her life. However she added, “The closest thing that I get to a regret is when I overdosed,” she said. Lovato has long been open about her battles with addiction. While speaking to the host, the singer-songwriter expressed how she wished somebody told her at the time that she was beautiful because she didn’t believe it. She continued, “And two, I wish that someone would have told me that if you just sit with the pain, it passes — that you don’t have to use [to get] over it.”
Though she’s now in a better place mentally, she has retained some permanent damage from her overdose. “It actually caused a disability,” she shared. “I have vision impairment and hearing impairment.” Due to this, Lovato revealed the reason she doesn’t drive is because she has blind spots in her vision. However, those effects help serve as a motivation for her to stay sober. “It’s a daily constant reminder,” Lovato told Cohen. “Anytime I look at something—I have blind spots in my vision when I look at your face. And so, it’s a constant reminder to stay on the right path because I never want that to happen again.”
Focusing on the future, Lovato said, “Well, luckily, in the mind state that I’m in now—being sober, having a clear head—I just think in a more positive mind space.” She added that there is no shame to focus on because she has “a lot of sympathy for where I was at at that time and the choices that I made, and I understand why it happened and what happened.” The former Disney star said it ended up being a life lesson that she had to learn, and when she needs support, there is a group of sober women she can lean on. “It could’ve been so much worse,” the “Heart Attack” artist said. “So, it’s a reminder that I came close to it being so much worse, and I’m grateful that it is only what it is.”
Demi Lovato celebrates their last year of their 20’s today, and they’ve endured and overcame so many things in their 29 years.
Demi began their career on the children’s television series Barney & Friends in 2002, moving to Disney channel movie series Camp Rock as Mitchie Torres and the star of television series Sonny with a Chance.
“I lost my virginity in a rape,” Lovato revealed in their documentary Dancing With The Devil during their days at Disney at age 15. Lovato has also been candid about their struggles with bulimia, self-harm and their drug overdose that almost cost them their life.
Lovato’s “California Sober” now, meaning they abstain from all drugs except marijuana and certain psychedelics, and seems happier and healthier than ever.
We’ll start off with an old one, with Lovato’s 2012 “Skyscraper” performance. Their voice sounds so fragile yet powerful
Joe Jonas accompanied Lovato’s performance of “Stone Cold” on the piano during their 2016 tour Future Now, offering his voice in harmony.
Lovato’s 2016 rendition of “Silent Night” is a soulful masterpiece perfect to add to your holiday playlist.
Written by: Q1075