losing control : Dancing with the Devil

Publisert 23. mars. 2021
“I crossed a line I’d never crossed in addiction.”
In part I of this fearless documentary series, Demi Lovato and her family and friends candidly open up for the first time about what led to her near-fatal overdose.

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Production Companies: OBB Pictures, SB Films
Director: Michael D. Ratner
Executive Producers: Michael D. Ratner, Scott Ratner, Scooter Braun, Allison Kaye, Scott Manson, Kfir Goldberg, Miranda Sherman, Andy Mininger

Pre-order Demi Lovato’s new album ‘Dancing With The Devil… The Art Of Starting Over’ DemiLovato.lnk.to/DWTDTAOSOID


  • Yes she is a recovering from drug addiction which is a horrible thing but let’s not forget about her ruining other people’s lives. The frozen yogurt stunt just proves how narcissistic she is and how out of touch from reality. Sweetheart there are millions of homeless drug addicts in the streets suffering daily, why is it all about you ?

  • What is this video about ..her problems?? With eating? So a rich singer making her way to success, is now having a problem? Poor million dolor thing!!

    • @Dash120zHow do you know that I am ignorant? Have we met? You may be the stupidest Hollywood follower yet. Just marry her. Sorry she doesn't want you!! Mayby for this.. protect your princess you super gay guy

    • ignorant comment, just because you're rich, talented and famous doesn't mean u won't have personal issues, addiction does not discriminate.

  • hay no se porque entre aqui que hueva escuchar a una persona asi con falta de voluntad en lugar de que se ocupara en ayudar a alguien o a rescatar perritos ocuparse en algo estaba tirando su vida a la basura ya estas grande supera lo de tu padre era su vida no la tuya tienes todo para salir adelante y no estar tirada a la tristesa que pena saber asi de tu vida cuando mucha gente te admiraba y no estabas sola tenias a mucha gente al tu alrededor que pena ocupate y ponte a trabajar asi se te quita la depre no seas floja o quieres ser popular por medio de la lastima hay mejor me voy que horror todas las cantantes de ingles terminan asi

  • at 04:05 the English legends says "woman speaking Spanish" but that's Portuguese! That's a Brazilian reporter.

  • Elle comprend le français ? 🥺

  • Iugh

  • the way some of the people in her life are talking about eating disorders STILL shows how uneducated they are on the topic... yes personal experience is needed to ever truly grasp the tendrils that ED has but come on.. the way the ex assistant sounded so annoyed and dismissive over having to spend the night because demi ate a cookie?? Like its such a big deal in our heads and everyone thinks we are crazy and overreactive but guess what?? its a real and valid emotion and a constant struggle ! if you are watching this and struggling with an ED or recovery- You are Valid. You are not a burden. You deserve to be understood.

  • why is scooter braun an executive producer? i thought he was so bad to her (according to the last documentary)?

  • Como eu amo essa mulher❤❤🇧🇷🇧🇷

  • This made me cry so much😭😭😭. Love you Demi❤️❤️❤️

  • The day of my wedding is the date of her overdose OMG. So happy she made it ive noticed how much alike we are.

  • Im proud of you... Lets throw away the toxic friends that lead you to the 💊

  • She made me cried, stay strong Dem.. 🤍🤍

  • Crazy how people don’t realise that she’s making money out of this...

  • who tf would dislike something like this??!

  • Not happy about her rant on instagram

  • I don't like the title so un chirsten

  • Por favor alguien que sepa donde puedo conseguirlo traducido a español 🙏🙏🙏

  • So...because this "woke" fool is unhappy with her existence she actually tried to take down a yogurt shop that's run by women? Go back to sleep Demi! LOL

  • wahhhhhh wahhh wahhh

  • Wtf is this

  • She's so full of it. She didn't want to be sober

  • She should get off social media and move out of LA

  • It’s almost like her life and identity has been defined by addiction and she isn’t quite sure how to exist without it

  • This is so hard to watch when you also suffering from addiction I hope she will get through this because I don't know if I can

  • in my opinion i don't think she forgot the words to sober at the mid California state fair, i think she just didn't want to say that lyrics "i promise ill get help". no hate towards her, i love her! thats just my opinion

  • รักที่มีเป็นคนแพ้คนมีเงิน

  • All that pressure must be a lot. I couldn't handle it personally.

  • queen

  • I hoped I would see a clip of her "losing control" on Big Chill

  • Karen Lovato

  • Bunch of fake enablers in payroll lol

    • @Barbie hahahaha I’m very straight forward loll and I don’t hate her ... but why me middle class person can manage my eating disorder with half the access she has to help and I lost my dad in war too sooooo !!watch shallon Lester’s video on her ! And her recent outburst on a small business cookie shop says it all loll the ppl who get famous in west blows my mind ! Her singing is whatever so many more talented ppl out there and she is so average looking I Tbh don’t get it

    • Your so fake

  • Mental health Is real

  • OK, so she's a devil worshipper now???

    • It's a figure of speech, not literal. The "devil" is addiction. Smh it's been a popular phrase for hundreds of years, yet every Qoomer here is freaking out over deVil wOrsHipPers! Same people that thought Rolling Stones "Sympathy for the Devil" was satanic in the 60s.

  • Demi Moore?

  • The crown is heavy❤

  • So brave to share her truth. It’s not easy

  • I never payed much attention to her and her career. Maybe even didn’t like her a time or two. But this is so beautiful and she’s so strong and amazing. Love you Demi💙💙

  • Scary that she still isn’t in the clear from developing schizophrenia as well. I hope she’s had this honest conversation with a therapist before she did this documentary. A psychiatrist would have let her know about the common onset ages schizophrenia occurs. It’s common from ages 14 to 60!! 46 years of uncertainty! 💔 I hope she has been able to compare her and her father’s genetics to see what common markers they share. Knowing if they share multiple markers can help her prepare mentally and to be able to be self aware for if symptoms start. Although schizophrenia isn’t able to be detected in genetic testing yet, hopefully one day soon it will be! 🙏

  • acho que ela fazer um documentário falando a verdade, mostrando o que realmente acontecia só mostra o quanto ela é forte, eu tenho mto orgulho do que ela é, de como ela chegou até aqui, e de poder estar na mesma época que ela, de verdade.

  • Played up / contrived, sorry

  • Well I’m questioning her sobriety after that frozen yogurt drama. Either she’s on drugs again or she just an entitled b. Either way I can longer support her she’s a grown woman she needs to do better

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  • talk about the uneducated trying to educate... KAREN LOVATO!!!!!!!!

  • Her best friend said at 12:45, "I think if your life is set up to be focused on how you're not well, then you're not gonna feel well." I can speak from experience, this is absolutely true. I was struggling in the last year from things that have been happening in my personal life, and at a certain point, it was like everyone around me was only focused on "well you're struggling and having a hard time and you've been through so much. Its been so difficult for you." And sometimes you just need to have people stop talking about your problems and your struggles, and simply encourage you to get better and to be better and to live free of self-judgement. People will feel small if you tell them they've been living it so hard. They will rise and stand tall if you tell them that they are ready for new things.

  • Thats because the devil owns you. Devil = Hollywood / Music Industry

  • Hei girl... stay strong! EVER!

  • Oxycodone? Yuck!!!

  • I’m a big baby cause she so incredibly talented and I feel so sorry that she’s going through it. But she definitely is a testimony. She’s so strong. Prayers to her. 😢💓🙏🏽

  • Guys, bi polar runs in her family so she probably inherited that as well. Look up BI POLAR before you say something mean. That is a terrible thing to live with let alone when your famous and have millions of eyes on you. I know because one of my cousins have it and it's a constant battle everyday. I don't know demi but she must be really TOUGH to be able to get on that stage everytime

  • My father is just like this :( this year was my 21st birthday my golden birthday my mom told him he just laughed at her and ignored I exist.

  • I feel like she should keep things private in future and that will help her a lot.

  • she is a junkie

    • a junkie who's richer, more talented and better you.

  • Saw her interview with Joe Rogan but honestly I feel like she's still so unhappy and stuck. She needs to leave Hollywood for her OWN mental well being. I've seen 2 documentaries of her saying the same thing and doing the same thing. "I showed everyone what I wanted them to see" so what makes it different now? We are seeing EXACTLY what she wants us to see.

  • No one can help you unless YOU want to get better Acceptance is the first stage and all that

  • Just goes to show you that money can't buy happiness. I can relate to her alot.

  • J

  • Sad to say, but we been here before. Sorry!


  • She's a massive narcissist surrounded by enablers and coddlers.

  • Saying “is this the real time” or “is this just another ungenuine documentary” is not really positive guys. Recovery is sooo up and down it not just up. The idea of someone making one decision at once that turns their whole life around isn’t realistic. THATS the stories people want to hear. I’ve had very personal experience with family in recovery and people that struggle with this is that the person recovering and their loved ones have to accept that it is something they will ALWAYS struggle with. It’s never completely wiped away.

  • "Sobriety has to be your choice and no one else's. If it is someone else's choice for you, then it wont last"

  • i had a drinking eating problem in high school. i would eat when i wanted to i learn the last year with her dont trust people. she was in a nursing home but 10 years i still dont trust people i like to be a onle i haved a cu problem but 10 years still fighting not to but my feelings. is hard not to but i meds i have bad anxiety

  • 🤷🏻‍♀️ porque tanto odio al padre si ella resultó igual de adicta y mentirosa????. Al padre básicamente no le tendieron la mano y lo abandonaron; no es acaso injusto? Se me hace muy doble moralista

    • su padre le pegaba y abusaba a su madre enfrente de ella, te parece poco eso ??

    • su padre abusó a su mamá, por eso la tiene temor

  • Love her - great piece of work - we as addicts need strong voices like her to break the stigma! But please make it your way without extra pressure babygirl ;) ;*

  • This is why I don't let my kids listen to pop music. This is not a role model.

    • she never wanted to be a role model and she doesnt have to be a role model

    • what does pop music has to do with any of that-🤠

  • Thank you for telling your truth. Much love and respect from Trinidad and Tobago

  • its getting so visible for the public that her team is pushing her recovery.. i really hope she gets better but unfortunately this "warrior" image doesn't do it anymore, there is something fake behind all of this

  • i dont follow her all the time bc im not a fan but the only image of her the public like me has is a woman fighting her addiction and constantly working towards being better which is amazing but it really feels like her team is exploiting her to keep this image and get views??

  • Fuerza demi tu puedes..... y si tu puedes yo también.....

  • Her body is absolutely perfect. I like that she’s not a super skinny woman. She is a realistic weight for a actual woman. 💗

  • I love demi so much she needs to take a break from Hollywood

  • Obrigada pela legenda em português 🇧🇷❤

  • like that

  • proud of you demi❤️

  • You can cut your dad off but you still have his DNA.If you don't know history you can not learn from it.If we pay attention and learn from his mistakes we can find healthy outlets for our anxiety.We can learn our triggers and tools to help us get through or to admit we need someone to talk to.I think your struggle will help many thanks for sharing you struggle.I know it's hard keep fighting I'm proud of you and praying for you !

  • Ive been a fan since I can remember! I got her first album for christmas and Ive wanted to be her! But hearing her truth hits hard! So proud of her! Still a fan and love her even more!

  • we do not need a role model. we need what is real and raw. I am truly grateful for any part of her life that she is willing to share

  • Ngl at 12:15 I was skeptical but then I realize in the beginning of the documentary I was thinking wow she’s not that skinny

  • I hate seeing all the masks.... this world sucks now.

  • Wow but I cannot understand her weakness,coming from addiction she and many people don’t wanna be sober and face the truth,and deal with everything 🤦🏽‍♂️

    • people deal with addiction differently. the way u cope, is not always the same as any other addict.

  • You don't choose heroin if you care if you want to live. That is really depressed. Sounds like suicidal to me. Coke not so much either. Meth never. Molly I have no idea. Fentanyl never. AND you never know when you are going to get it.

    • We can all thank the US government for Most of the unintentional drug overdoses, you know by pushing the manufacturers to have no quality control (made overseas)

  • "dancing with what?" how can anyone watch this?

    • It's a figure of speech, not literal. The "devil" is addiction. Smh it's been a popular phrase for hundreds of years, yet every Qoomer here is freaking out over deVil wOrsHipPers! Same people that thought Rolling Stones "Sympathy for the Devil" was satanic in the 60s.

  • I was sign underground

  • Dude Demi did u watch agents of shield recently? Cuz this is literally the plot of season 3... 😬

  • Who cares!?!?!

  • Surely the coroners could tell them when her dad died? If for nothing else for closure for demi

  • Thank u for this! As a former heroin addict myself who also had an overdose and survived I know firsthand the pain that addiction brings. I’m so proud of you Demi and your an amazing singer and strong woman who is very inspiring to me. ❤️🤗

  • if you need someone to hold your hand for that baby inside you when you have it i d be glad to take you to the hospital fame can really suck

  • Do you see Dani shaking her head no to the bartender 😭

  • shes so strong

  • I’m so sorry Demi

  • Oh wow, I'm actually in tears. It breaks my heart so much to know that she thought because she had been so open about her struggles that she needed to be perfect. No one should have ever expected her to be perfect because that's unrealistic.

  • my b-days on the 22 of july

  • i hope all of you wake up

  • Here we go again.... using the world as her crutch. She’s so problematic. At this point it’s more profitable for her to have an addiction than being a music artist. She uses every situation that doesn’t go her way or that’s self-inflicted as reason to feel sorry for herself and as an excuse for her drug use. It took her this long to help clear some of her friends names???? While in the mean time she was writing songs about this and profiting, and her friends losing their careers of her decisions???? WTF is wrong with this terrible woman. Stop giving her attention! Let her go in peace already it’s her decision as an adult.


  • 12:47 Very well said and many therapists focus on that and just increase the disorder.

  • Demi Your Voice Heals The World💯 Share your story more to help/educate others. With Speeches in rehabs across the country. We Love You!!🥰🙏🙌