Demi Lovato performs onstage at the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.
(trigger warning: sexual addiction and abuse)
Demi Lovato and YouTube released the first two episodes of her docuseries yesterday and I watched them both. The docuseries are meant to be an honest look and an honest take on what really happened in 2018. Demi wants to tell her story, in the hopes that it can free and empower others. Well done Demi. I have to say that even though I only saw the first two episodes, I think she will achieve her goal.
In the First episode, Demi and her closest friends, parents, siblings and security guard return to 2018 when they originally rolled cameras to film a documentary about her world tour “Tell Me You Me ‘ like “. His overdose occurred in late July 2018, and those footage has since been put on the back burner, but we can see some exclusive footage in his docuseries. She talks about how unhappy she really was with all the control over her life. Some of her crew say they were even unhappy because they were also under such control, trying to protect her. We finally learn when she first relapsed and how severe her relapse was.
In the second episode, we are learning this night. The night that started off as a friend’s birthday celebration. We learn that Demi was actually planning a hike with some friends the next day, and even her friends got a weird feeling from her that night. After her night for her friend’s birthday, they returned to Demi’s to go out. They ended up dancing on the roof to have a good time. When her friends left, that’s when Demi called her dealer. She revealed that her “cocktail” of choice was Xanex and Cocaine, a superior and inferior blend. What she got from her drug dealer was full of fentanyl. We see security camera footage of her leaving her house, where he literally left her for dead. She was found naked, passed out in vomit and literal blue in color. Demi also sits down with her doctor and he talks openly about the damage she suffered and how bad it really was.
This docuserie is going to be raw, and it’s probably going to be hard for some to watch. So many people, whether you know one or not, suffer from the disease of addiction.
If you know someone in difficulty, help is available and there is absolutely no shame in asking for help. 1-800-662-4357. Do it for yourself, you matter.
Watch Demi perform for the first time her title song from her upcoming album below: