Demi Lovato has revealed that she almost died after a near-fatal overdose in the lead up to releasing a new music video.
The pop singer released the video for ‘Sorry Not Sorry’ last night, which features her riding a mechanical bull.
Demi also made it clear that the music video was directly inspired by the hospital experience from which she emerged.
“This video is in honor of all those who’ve survived a scary or sad situation because you have the power to stay strong,” she said.
“I wanted to make this video to reflect on those stories, hope to shed light on those who’ve been through something similar to mine and represent those who are not yet ready to share their story.
“Everyone’s story deserves to be heard, and no one should be forced to live in fear,” she continued. “Sometimes, we have to face things and the biggest responsibility is to make the choice to not live in fear and grow from it.”
“This song is about you. So this video is for you,” she said.
However, video viewers shouldn’t try to listen to the song for health reasons, as the torments of Lovato’s vivid version of the past are enough to set you off.
The accident and its aftermath continues to be a struggle for the Always singer. “I’ve been given a second chance at life by so many people,” she added. “I want to give that back by sharing my story.”