Demi Lovato recreates drug overdose scare in new video

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Demi Lovato is reliving her near-fatal drug overdose drama by reenacting her brush with death for her new music video.

The pop star debuted the song Dancing With the Devil in her YouTube docuseries of the same name, detailing her struggle with addiction and her terrifyingly close call following her 2018 hospitalisation for a drug overdose.

Now Demi is making her art imitate life by playing out the scary scenario for fans in the accompanying promo, which features the singer partying at a bar and ending up on a hospital gurney.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the Sorry Not Sorry hitmaker, who co-directs the video with her docuseries collaborator Michael D. Ratner, even wears similar clothes and the same style of hair and makeup from that fateful night, when her assistant found her naked and blue after ingesting a dangerous cocktail of heroin and oxycodone laced with fentanyl.

Demi, who was told she was minutes away from death after suffering three heart attacks and a stroke during the harrowing time, decided to revisit the overdose scare as a form of creative therapy.

"Sometimes being descriptive can be triggering, but that's the sad, sad truth of how dark it can get," she told the publication about the making of the video.

"That's important to give people, too," she added.