Demi Lovato steps out for the first time since detailing her near-fatal drug overdose

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Demi Lovato steps out for the first time since detailing her near-fatal drug overdose

Demi Lovato was seen out in public for the first time since she opened up about her near-fatal drug overdose in 2018 on Tuesday evening.The singer,

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Demi Lovato was seen out in public for the first time since she opened up about her near-fatal drug overdose in 2018 on Tuesday evening.

The singer, 28, recently told how she had ‘three strokes, a heart attack and now has brain damage’ as a result of the terrifying ordeal in a trailer for her new docuseries, Dancing With The Devil.

Following the revelation, Demi was pictured arriving at Nobu restaurant in Malibu with her close friend Noah Cyrus covered in black face masks.

Outing: Demi Lovato was seen out in public for the first time since she opened up about her near-fatal drug overdose in 2018 on Tuesday evening

Outing: Demi Lovato was seen out in public for the first time since she opened up about her near-fatal drug overdose in 2018 on Tuesday evening

Demi was sporting her new freshly-dyed pink cropped hairstyle, which she recently told Ellen DeGeneres makes her ‘feel freer and more authentic’.

While most of her face was masked by the face covering, Demi appeared to have opted for a glamorous coat of make-up and accessorised with silver earrings.

Demi was seen wearing a navy plaid jacket as she headed into the celebrity hotspot with her stylishly-dressed friend Noah, 21.

Detailing: The singer, 28, recently told how she had 'three strokes, a heart attack and now has brain damage' as a result of the ordeal, which was believed to be heroin related

Detailing: The singer, 28, recently told how she had ‘three strokes, a heart attack and now has brain damage’ as a result of the ordeal, which was believed to be heroin related

Dinner: Following the revelation, Demi was pictured arriving at Nobu restaurant in Malibu with her close friend Noah Cyrus covered in black face masks

Dinner: Following the revelation, Demi was pictured arriving at Nobu restaurant in Malibu with her close friend Noah Cyrus covered in black face masks

Demi’s outing comes shortly after her appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where she told the host that she thinks sharing her story could inspire others to confront their demons. 

‘I talk about a lot [in the docuseries],’ she said.  ‘The world has been so loving and accepting of me telling my story and just, there’s been so much love and support.’ 

‘What’s great is we live in a time when nobody’s perfect, and we’re not gonna get role models by watching people not make mistakes.’

‘We are going to meet and learn from our role models who have overcome their deepest darkest struggles,’ she went on. ‘…I wanted to show everyone — first I wanted to set the record straight.’

Outing: Demi was sporting her new freshly-dyed pink cropped hairstyle, which she recently told Ellen DeGeneres makes her 'feel freer and more authentic'

Outing: Demi was sporting her new freshly-dyed pink cropped hairstyle, which she recently told Ellen DeGeneres makes her ‘feel freer and more authentic’

Last week the bombshell trailer for Demi’s new docuseries came out.

In it she shockingly revealed how her overdose gave her ‘three strokes’ and ‘a heart attack’ which left her with ‘brain damage.

My doctors said that I had five to 10 more minutes,’ said Demi stoically during a confessional in the four-part YouTube series.

Appearing to confirm that it was heroin that she overdosed on, her friend says in the clip: ‘She should be dead. Are we talking about heroin? Are we doing that?’

Arrival: While most of her face was masked by the face covering, Demi appeared to have opted for a glamorous coat of make-up and accessorised with silver earrings

Arrival: While most of her face was masked by the face covering, Demi appeared to have opted for a glamorous coat of make-up and accessorised with silver earrings

Clothing: Demi was seen wearing a navy plaid jacket as she headed into the celebrity hotspot with her stylishly-dressed friend Noah, 21

Clothing: Demi was seen wearing a navy plaid jacket as she headed into the celebrity hotspot with her stylishly-dressed friend Noah, 21

Clothing: Demi was seen wearing a navy plaid jacket as she headed into the celebrity hotspot with her stylishly-dressed friend Noah, 21

Powerful: Demi's outing comes shortly after her appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where she told the host that she thinks sharing her story could inspire others to confront their demons

Powerful: Demi’s outing comes shortly after her appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where she told the host that she thinks sharing her story could inspire others to confront their demons 

At one point, an image of Demi’s tattooed hand hooked up to an IV and covered in medical tape, as well as with a hospital band fastened around her wrist, appeared on screen.

The hospital band featured Lovato’s August 20, 1992 birthdate, as well as the date she was admitted to the hospital: ‘7/24/2018’ 

As she continued to reflect on the life changing incident and the effect it has continued to have on herself, her friends, and family, Demi compared her resiliency to that of a cat with nine lives.  

‘I’ve had a lot of lives, like my cat. You know, I’m on my ninth life,’ she stressed. ‘I’m ready to get back to doing what I love, which is making music.’

Tough times: Last week the bombshell trailer for Demi's new docuseries came out where she shockingly revealed how her overdose gave her 'three strokes' and 'a heart attack' which left her with 'brain damage (pictured Demi's tattooed hand hooked up to an IV)

Tough times: Last week the bombshell trailer for Demi’s new docuseries came out where she shockingly revealed how her overdose gave her ‘three strokes’ and ‘a heart attack’ which left her with ‘brain damage (pictured Demi’s tattooed hand hooked up to an IV)

Scary: My doctors said that I had five to 10 more minutes,' said Demi stoically during a confessional in the four-part YouTube series

Scary: My doctors said that I had five to 10 more minutes,’ said Demi stoically during a confessional in the four-part YouTube series

Worrying: Appearing to confirm that it was heroin that she overdosed on, her friend says in the clip: 'She should be dead. Are we talking about heroin? Are we doing that?'

Worrying: Appearing to confirm that it was heroin that she overdosed on, her friend says in the clip: 'She should be dead. Are we talking about heroin? Are we doing that?'

Worrying: Appearing to confirm that it was heroin that she overdosed on, her friend says in the clip: ‘She should be dead. Are we talking about heroin? Are we doing that?’

While discussing the upcoming YouTube Originals series, Demi elaborated on the lingering effects her overdose has had on her mental and physical health, during a Television Critics Association panel on Wednesday.

‘I was left with brain damage, and I still deal with the effects of that today. I don’t drive a car because I have blind spots in my vision,’ admitted the Sonny With A Chance actress. 

On July 24, just two days before she was set to take the stage in New Jersey, Demi was transported to a Los Angeles area hospital after suffering from an opioid overdose.

The Los Angeles Fire Department confirmed to Rolling Stone that it had ‘responded to a medical emergency call at 11:22 a.m.’ at Lovato’s Hollywood Hills home.

A source revealed to TMZ that when paramedics arrived to Demi’s residence they headed inside where they found the star unconscious. 

Paramedics on the scene administered naloxone, which is a medication designed to treat narcotic overdose, before rushing Lovato to a nearby by hospital, as per NBC.

Lucky: As she continued to reflect on the life changing incident and the effect it has continued to have on herself, her friends, and family, Demi compared her resiliency to that of a cat with nine lives

Lucky: As she continued to reflect on the life changing incident and the effect it has continued to have on herself, her friends, and family, Demi compared her resiliency to that of a cat with nine lives

Back to her best: 'I've had a lot of lives, like my cat. You know, I'm on my ninth life,' she stressed. 'I'm ready to get back to doing what I love, which is making music'

Back to her best: ‘I’ve had a lot of lives, like my cat. You know, I’m on my ninth life,’ she stressed. ‘I’m ready to get back to doing what I love, which is making music’

TMZ also reported at the time that Demi had been ‘celebrating a friend’s birthday in West Hollywood’ the night prior to her near-fatal overdose.

Representatives for Lovato issued a statement to Variety on July 25 confirming that Demi had not succumbed to her overdose and that she was surrounded by her closest loved ones, presumably in hospital.

‘Demi is awake and with her family who want to express thanks to everyone for the love, prayers and support,’ it began.

Honest: While discussing the upcoming YouTube Originals series, Demi elaborated on the lingering effects her overdose has had on her mental and physical health, during a Television Critics Association panel on Wednesday

Honest: While discussing the upcoming YouTube Originals series, Demi elaborated on the lingering effects her overdose has had on her mental and physical health, during a Television Critics Association panel on Wednesday

The statement also suggested that ‘some of the information being reported [was] incorrect,’ which was a direct reference to claims suggesting that Demi had overdosed on heroin.

‘They respectfully ask for privacy and not speculation as her health and recovery is the most important thing right now.’

Demi was released from the hospital in August and went on to spend three months in a rehab facility.

Friend: On July 24, just two days before she was set to take the stage in New Jersey, Demi was transported to a Los Angeles area hospital after suffering from an opioid overdose (pictured Noah Cyrus)

Friend: On July 24, just two days before she was set to take the stage in New Jersey, Demi was transported to a Los Angeles area hospital after suffering from an opioid overdose (pictured Noah Cyrus)

A month prior to her overdose, the Disney Channel alum released her emotional ballad Sober, which featured lyrics suggesting she had relapsed.

In March of that year, Demi had celebrated six years of sobriety, following years of admitted alcohol and cocaine abuse.   

Dancing With The Devil promises ‘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 documentary is from OBB Pictures, a division of Michael D. Ratner’s OBB Media, who were behind Justin Bieber: Seasons.

In his own statement, Ratner praised Demi’s ‘willingness to explore the darkest elements of her life’ and that her raw honestly will ‘leave the audience with a complete understanding of everything she’s been through and ultimately where she is going.’

‘Demi stands for empowerment, and this documentary is going to answer the many questions that have been out there — providing a real window into the life of one of the biggest stars in the world, who is simply a human being,’ he concluded. 

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