Demi Lovato Opens Up About Recreating Night Of Overdose For Music Video

“I’m here today and I’m happy you are too.”


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In Demi Lovato’s four-part YouTube Originals docuseries, Dancing With the Devil, the star opened up about the night that she relapsed and was urgently taken to hospital after six years of sobriety. The documentary title is also the same as her latest single, which, for the music video, Demi decided to recreate the night of her overdose.

Now, Demi has opened up about what it was like to recreate that night for the video, admitting that it was difficult to shoot.

“Creating the music video for #DancingWithTheDevil was not the easiest shoot I’ve ever done…I create my art to heal and to inspire others,” Demi wrote, as she shared a clip from the video. “I’m here today and I’m happy you are too.”

In the docuseries, she also explained, “I picked up a bottle of red wine [one] night, and it wasn’t even 30 minutes before I called someone that had drugs on them.


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“I’m surprised that I didn’t OD that night. I ended up at a party and ran into my old drug dealer from six years before. That night, I did drugs I had never done before. I’m really lucky to be alive.”

Throughout the dramatic video, Demi can be seen on a night out with her friends, drinking, dancing and taking shots before meeting her drug dealer on the way home.

After this, the singer is shown in bed, unconscious, before being rushed to hospital like she described in her documentary. The song itself also shares a lot about her state of mind at the time with lyrics like; “It’s just a little white line, I’ll be fine/But soon, that little white line is a little glass pipe/Tinfoil remedy, almost got the best of me/I keep praying I don’t reach the end of my lifetime.”

Check out the full music video for Dancing With The Devil below.


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