Lovato speaks mental health in YouTube doc

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Demi Lovato has revealed she has suffered three strokes and a heart attack following an overdose in 2018.

In a trailer for the new YouTube documentary the pop star says: “My doctors said that I had five to 10 more minutes."

Lovato took an overdose in July 2018, she was found unconscious at her home in Los Angeles after taking opioids laced with fentanyl.

The 28-year-old said she has been "left with brain damage and I still feel the effects of that".

On Wednesday Lovato told the press she in no longer able to drive.

"I don't drive a car because I have blind spots in my vision," she said.

"For a long time, I had a really hard time reading. It was a big deal when I was able to read a book, which was like two months later, because my vision was so blurry."

She went on to say her documentary, Demi Lovato: Dancing with Devil, was being released "to help people who have been on the same path as I have.

"I wanted to set the record straight, and I wanted to reveal it all for my fans."

She told the Associated Press: "One of the main reasons I'm coming forward is so I never have to live that life again."

Lovato has spoken publically about her health conditions since 2012 when she released her Stay Strong documentary which focused on the singer’s battles with addiction, self-harm, mental health and eating disorders.

In 2017 Demi fronted a second documentary which focused on the addictions she had during her teenage years.

Dancing With The Devil is released on YouTube on 23 March.