Demi Lovato is ready to open up about the “darkest point” in her life.
On Wednesday, January 13, YouTube announced the pop star’s newest four-part docuseries, Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil, which begins airing on March 23, 2021.
“It’s been two years since I came face-to-face with the darkest point in my life, and now I’m ready to share my story with the world,” Lovato said in a statement. “For the first time, you’ll be able to see my chronicle of struggle and ongoing healing from my point of view. I’m grateful that I was able to take this journey to face my past head-on and finally share it with the world.”
According to a synopsis, Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil will cover the last three years of her life, including what led to her 2018 overdose and its highly publicized fallout. “Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil is an honest look back at some of the most trying times in Lovato’s life as she unearths her prior traumas and discovers the importance of her physical, emotional, and mental health,” the statement reads. “For the first time, Lovato will open up about every aspect that led to her nearly fatal overdose in 2018 and her awakenings in the aftermath as viewers are granted unprecedented access to the superstar’s personal and musical journey over the past three years.”
Though this will reportedly be the first time Lovato discusses her overdose in detail, she previously spoke about her relapse with Ellen DeGeneres in March 2020, specifically her feelings of being controlled and abandoned by her previous team.
“My core issues are abandonment from my birth father as a child. He was an addict, alcoholic. We had to leave him, and I have vivid memories of him leaving,” she said at the time. “So when they left, they totally played on that fear, and I felt completely abandoned. So I drank. And that night I went to a party, and there was other stuff there. And it was only three months before I ended up at the hospital with an OD.”
Lovato told DeGeneres she felt it was her responsibility to share her experience. “I think it’s important that I sit here on this stage and tell you at home or you in the audience or you right here that if you do go through this, you yourself can get through it,” she continued. “You can get to the other side, and it may be bumpy, but you are a 10 out of 10. Don’t forget it. As long as you take the responsibility, you can move past it and learn to love yourself the way you deserve to be loved.”
The first two episodes of Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil will premiere on March 23, 2021 on Lovato’s YouTube channel.