Demi Lovato attends the 2023 Milken Institute Global Conference at The Beverly Hilton on May 03, 2023 in Beverly Hills, California.

Demi Lovato has been forever changed since her near-fatal heroin overdose in 2018. In a new interview with Andy Cohen, the “Cool For The Summer” singer, 30, said she has no regrets about her life. However she added, “The closest thing that I get to a regret is when I overdosed,” she said. Lovato has long been open about her battles with addiction. While speaking to the host, the singer-songwriter expressed how she wished somebody told her at the time that she was beautiful because she didn’t believe it. She continued, “And two, I wish that someone would have told me that if you just sit with the pain, it passes — that you don’t have to use [to get] over it.”

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Though she’s now in a better place mentally, she has retained some permanent damage from her overdose. “It actually caused a disability,” she shared. “I have vision impairment and hearing impairment.” Due to this, Lovato revealed the reason she doesn’t drive is because she has blind spots in her vision. However, those effects help serve as a motivation for her to stay sober. “It’s a daily constant reminder,” Lovato told  Cohen. “Anytime I look at something—I have blind spots in my vision when I look at your face. And so, it’s a constant reminder to stay on the right path because I never want that to happen again.”

Demi’s Sober Future

Focusing on the future, Lovato said, “Well, luckily, in the mind state that I’m in now—being sober, having a clear head—I just think in a more positive mind space.” She added that there is no shame to focus on because she has “a lot of sympathy for where I was at at that time and the choices that I made, and I understand why it happened and what happened.” The former Disney star said it ended up being a life lesson that she had to learn, and when she needs support, there is a group of sober women she can lean on. “It could’ve been so much worse,” the “Heart Attack” artist said. “So, it’s a reminder that I came close to it being so much worse, and I’m grateful that it is only what it is.”

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