After sharing her uncooked and heartbreaking story, Demi Lovato addressed her “Dancing With the Devil” music video on Instagram on Saturday, April 3. She shared a clip from the venture, writing within the caption that it was tough to reenact her 2018 overdose however hopes the venture will “encourage others.” The music video, which premiered on Friday, exhibits the evening main as much as her hospitalization, with the singer even carrying comparable garments, hair, and make-up to what she had worn in actual life.
“Creating the music video for #DancingWithTheDevil was not the best shoot I’ve ever finished,” Lovato wrote on Instagram. “I create my artwork to heal, and to encourage others. I’m right here as we speak and I’m comfortable you might be too.”
The music video for “Dancing With the Satan” was directed by Michael D. Ratner, who can be behind the singer’s YouTube docuseries Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Satan. Within the YouTube sequence, Lovato additionally opened up about her relapse in 2018, which occurred after six years of sobriety.
“I picked up a bottle of purple wine one evening, and it wasn’t even half-hour earlier than I known as somebody that had medication on them,” Lovato instructed the viewers. “I ended up at a celebration and bumped into my previous drug seller from six years earlier than.” The star added that she combined medication she’d by no means had earlier than. “That alone ought to’ve killed me.”
Within the music video, Lovato exhibits the evening main as much as her near-death expertise, together with an evening out on the bar and her seller leaving her alone in her mattress. The singer had revealed in her documentary sequence that she “didn’t just overdose” however was “additionally taken benefit of” and “actually left for useless after.” Fortunately, her assistant Jordan Jackson found her in time, which the music video exhibits, together with Lovato being transported to the hospital on a gurney whereas hooked as much as oxygen machines. There are additionally three girls at her aspect, who’re doubtless meant to characterize her mom, Dianne De La Garza, and her two sisters, Dallas and Madison.
On Friday, Lovato posted a clip from her “Dancing With the Devil” music video following the premiere, displaying herself getting a “survivor” tattoo. “Thanks for listening, and thanks for listening to me,” she wrote to followers within the caption. The “Assured” singer went on to encourage any viewer battling habit or an analogous challenge to achieve out to others, writing, “If you happen to or somebody you recognize is in want of assist, please bear in mind it’s okay to ask for assist.”
If you happen to or somebody you recognize is searching for assist for substance use, name the SAMHSA Nationwide Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP(4357).
If you happen to or somebody you recognize has been sexually assaulted, you’ll be able to name the Nationwide Sexual Assault Phone Hotline at 800-656-HOPE (4673) or go to hotline.rainn.org.