Vocal powerhouse Demi Lovato opened up about how her overdose prevented her from doing the most basic of tasks.
She, who released her documentary Dancing With the Devil, detailed that tasks like tweezing her eyebrows became problematic as she developed blind spots following her overdose.
“The physical implications of what had happened were really difficult to adjust to. As simple as tweezing your eyebrows, I had to figure out how to look higher so that I could see because my blind spots were in the main focal point of my vision,” she told People.
“Even putting on a full outfit, I couldn’t see my shoes. I’d have to ask somebody else, ‘Do these shoes go with it?'” recalls Lovato,
Despite her new disabilities, the Skyscraper hitmaker said that she made an effort to have a “great sense of humor” during the ordeal.
“I find that it’s important to laugh when you can. When I did do things like spill drinks that I was pouring on Thanksgiving with my family and it spilled everywhere, we kind of laughed about it a little because you have to. It’s incredible how the human body just adapts,” she says.
“I didn’t ever have a period of time where I thought, ‘Oh my God, my vision might be gone forever’ [or] go into this panic attack. We just have to adapt, and that’s how I did move forward with it.”
“Last year I had just done the Super Bowl and the Grammys, and I was getting ready to [finish] my album and go on tour — and then [the pandemic] hit,” she says. “It forced me to slow down, and I’m really grateful for that opportunity to self-reflect, go inside and really do the work. I’m myself and I also have a very clear idea of who I am and what I want out of life today.”
“I have to be grounded and content on my own. This is a work-in-progress. I am ever-evolving,” she says.
“I’m not saying that I have it figured out, but I have made changes in my life that best suit me and my recovery and my journey and my growth.”