Demi Lovato speaks candidly on life after near-fatal overdose

Danny Thompson
Contributor
Demi Lovato performs live on stage at The O2 Arena on June 25, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)

Singer Demi Lovato has opened up about her life since the overdose which almost killed her.

The star was rushed to hospital after emergency services were called to her home in LA in July of 2018.

She spent two weeks in hospital before checking into rehab. She had previously been sober for several years.

But now she has lifted the lid her mental health in a very open interview with Zane Lowe on his New Music Daily on Apple Beats One show.

The interview sees her praising the ability of music to be “therapeutic”.

The 27-year-old told Lowe: "I feel like you can use things to cope in life and music has been a huge coping mechanism for me.

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"It's been very therapeutic for me, but there's only so much that music can do before you have to take responsibility and you have to take the initiative to get the help that you need."

She added how important she considers it to cut the negative influences from her life.

She said: "I think that as you meet people and as people come into your life, you still have to make a decision every time of like, is this somebody that I want around, you know?

"And if it's somebody that's a good influence on you and supportive of the life that you want to live, then keep them.

"But if they're not, if it's not conducive to your journey that you want to be on, there's no need for them to be in your life."

One such ‘negative’ surrounds her social media use.

She explained: "Something that I've done already is take off the tags on Instagram. So I can't see what people tag me in - I'm pretty sure I've taken off the comments on everything, too.

"Something I've dealt with in the past is having these really incredible experiences like the Grammys or tour or concerts or things like that.

"I have to be aware of like, okay, I'm going to crash because my adrenaline is going to go all weekend, and then I'm going to have this performance.

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"Whether it goes great or not, my adrenaline is going to come crashing down come Monday morning.

"So it's definitely something I've talked to my team about like, 'Hey, we should be cautious... 'I might crash on Monday. Let's take precautions.

"Maybe I do more meditating on Monday,' or whatever it is. 'Maybe I have more therapy or support.'"

Lovato is set to perform at the 2020 NFL Superbowl something she has said will be “really exciting”.

Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show is available on Apple Music.