Demi Lovato has opened up about the moment she almost died from overdosing on prescritption drugs as well as describing how she used to smuggle cocaine onto planes.
The former Disney star, 25, released her fiercely honest YouTube documentary this week, which reveals her struggles with fame, drug addiction and eating disorders.
Speaking specifically about her drug addiction, she said: “I wasn’t working my programme, I wasn’t ready to get sober. I was sneaking cocaine on planes. I was sneaking it in bathrooms, sneaking it throughout the night.
“I went on a bender of like, two months where I was using daily.
“I was using while I had a sober companion, and I went through about 20 different sober companions. I would sneak out and get drugs, I would fake my drug tests with other people’s pee.”
The star went on: “There was one night when I used a bunch of coke and I popped a few [prescription] Xanax bars, and I began to choke a little bit.
“My heart started racing, and I thought to myself, ‘Oh my God, I might be overdosing right now.'”
The singer and actress also recalled the moment she punched her backup dancer back in 2010 after she revealed her Adderall use.
“In remember thinking ‘I’m gonna beat this b*** up,” she said.
Demi eventually got clean after her management team threatened to drop her.
“It wasn’t a matter of if they’re going to leave, it was they’re leaving,” she said. “‘There’s nothing more we can do for you.’”
Demi, who has now been sober for more than five years, said the key to happiness is “to tell your truth and be OK without all the answers.”