Demi Lovato opens up on the moment she nearly died from an overdose

Demi Lovato at event, scowling.
Demi Lovato has opened up on her near-fatal overdose. Photo credit: Getty Images

Demi Lovato has revealed how close she came to dying following an overdose in 2018.

The 29-year-old, then 25, was found unconscious in her Hollywood home in Los Angeles after accidentally overdosing reportedly on oxycodone laced with fentanyl.

Talking to Kiwi Zane Lowe, the 'Confident' singer went into more details of what exactly happened. 

"When they found me, I was turning blue and the doctor said I had five to 10 more minutes left," Lovato said.

"If no one had come in, I wouldn't be here today."

While she was treated in hospital after the overdose, she had three strokes and a heart attack because of her drug use.

Lovato also said that her road to recovery was an ongoing one and that family and friends had yet to trust her.

"Recovery is a lot. And with time, comes trust.

"It was a learning experience of, 'OK, people are going to have to learn to trust you again.'

"The only way they can do that is by you proving yourself.

"Not just talking but taking actions. My family is incredible. Do they worry to this day? Absolutely. That's never going to go away, what I put them through. As a consequence, they ended up suffering."

Lovato also revealed that while she survived, she had "survivor's guilt" after friend rapper Mac Miller died from an accidental overdose in the weeks after she'd been hospitalised.

"I've lost friends that were around my age, and those hurt so deeply," she told Lowe. 

"I had a lot of survivor's guilt after my overdose because right after that Mac Miller died and it just put everything into perspective for me of what could have been."