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.”

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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.”

Demi’s Sober Future

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’s 14 Best Live Performances Ranked

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.

  • 14. Skyscraper

    We’ll start off with an old one, with Lovato’s 2012 “Skyscraper” performance. Their voice sounds so fragile yet powerful


13. Stone Cold

Joe Jonas accompanied Lovato’s performance of “Stone Cold” on the piano during their 2016 tour Future Now, offering his voice in harmony.

12. Body Say

Lovato got sensual during their performance of “Body Say” on their 2016 Honda Civic Tour: Future Now, setting the mood with red lights.

11. Heart Attack

From their 2016 Live On Honda Civic Tour: Future Now, Lovato’s performance of “Heart Attack” was upgraded with the use of drums and guitar, not to mention the backup singers perfectly harmonizing with the singer.

10. Sorry Not Sorry

Lovato performed “Sorry Not Sorry” many times in 2017, but their performance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon was the greatest. The energy, voice and bold red outfit embodied the “sorry not sorry” persona best of all.

9. Silent Night


Lovato’s 2016 rendition of “Silent Night” is a soulful masterpiece perfect to add to your holiday playlist.

8. OK Not To Be OK Featuring Marshmello

Demi Lovato and Marshmello performed “OK Not To Be OK” for a fundraising event to aid independent music venues at risk of closing their doors permanently last year, as the pandemic forced many venues to shut their doors for good.

7. Anyone

Another amazing live performance from their Los Angeles premiere of the Dancing With The Devil documentary, Lovato’s powerful voice singing “Anyone” begs for anyone to come to their aid during the darkest of times.

6. Tell Me You Love Me

Performed live on TikTok from this April, Demi is joined by a live band singing 2017’s “Tell Me You Love Me” from her album, Pop Royalty. She sounds more powerful and soulful than ever in the four-minute video.

5. ICU (Madison’s Lullabye)

Written for her 19-year-old half-sister, Madison Lee De La Garza, Lovato dedicated the song at the start of the Demi Lovato: Dancing With The Devil documentary premiere in Los Angeles earlier this year. “I tried to protect you, I want to direct you to keep you from my mistakes,” Lovato sings in the emotional song. When Lovato was in the ICU, she asked Madison who she was because she was unable to see.

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4. The Art Of Starting Over

Another beautiful stripped-down performance from her Live on TikTok series, Demi showcases the beauty of her powerful voice with the song “The Art Of Starting Over” from her latest album, Dancing With The Devil… The Art Of Starting Over.

3. Mad World

Demi totally made her cover of Tears For Fears’ 1982 “Mad World” entirely her own during her Live on TikTok series. Fans praised Lovato in the comments section with one writing, “i might be delusional here… but her voice now has certain qualities to it that i’ve never heard in it before, even just two years ago. some sort of tenderness that i just can’t put my finger on. fascinating. fascinatingly beautiful.”

2. Father

In a powerful and touching performance to celebrate the release of the documentary, Simply Complicated, Demi Lovato sang with just a piano their 2015 hit, “Father,” off their album Confident. Patrick Lovato, Demi’s father, passed away in 2013 after years of battle with cancer. Patrick and Demi’s mother, Dianna, divorced in 1994. The singer had been estranged from her father since 2007.

1. Dancing With The Devil

Performing live at the Demi Lovato: Dancing With The Devil documentary premiere in Los Angeles, California, Demi belted out a powerful performance from her most powerful song to date, “Dancing With The Devil.”

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