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Demi Lovato Was Just Five Minutes From Death During Overdose

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Demi Lovato Was Just Five Minutes From Death During Overdose

Demi Lovato has revealed she was just 'five to 10 minutes' from dying after her overdose.

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The singer said doctors told her if she hadn't been found when she was, it was extremely likely she would not have made it.

Speaking the CBS Sunday Morning, the 28-year-old said people don't realise how close she really came to losing her life.

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She told the programme: "The doctors told me that I had five to 10 minutes and... like, if no one had found me, then I wouldn't be here.

"And I'm grateful that I'm sitting here today."

This comes ahead of the release of her incredibly brave docu-series Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil, which goes into detail about the struggles she had with her mental health and addiction.

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In a clip for the four-part YouTube series, Lovato revealed her drug dealer sexually assaulted her and left her to die on that fateful night in July 2018.

She said she had been 'taken advantage of', adding: "I didn't just overdose. I was taken advantage of."

Sirah Mitchell, a friend of the artist, also spoke of the dealer's horrific act just prior to her overdose, revealing that he had given her heroin 'laced with fentanyl'.

She said: "He also ended up getting her really high and leaving her for dead."

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Demi explained: "When they found me, I was naked, blue. I was literally left for dead after he took advantage of me.

"When I woke up in the hospital, they asked if we had had consensual sex. There was one flash that I had of him on top of me. I saw that flash and I said yes.

"It wasn't until a month after the overdose that I realised, 'You weren't in any state of mind to make a consensual decision'."

The singer said she was not only faced with dealing with the trauma from that evening, but it added further to the trauma of a previous sexual assault, which occurred when she was just a teen.

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She said in the film: "When I was a teenager, I was in a very similar situation. I lost my virginity in a rape. I was part of that Disney crowd that publicly said they were waiting until marriage. I didn't have the romantic first time.

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"That was not it for me - that sucked. Then I had to see this person all the time so I stopped eating and coped in other ways."

And despite having told adults what happened to her at the time, Lovato said the perpetrator 'never got in trouble for it'.

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She said: "They never got taken out of the movie they were in. I always kept it quiet because I've always had something to say. I don't know, I'm tired of opening my mouth."

Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil premieres on YouTube from 23 March.

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Topics: Entertainment, US News, US Entertainment, Demi Lovato, Health

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