• Demi Lovato no longer drives a car because of the vision problem she got from her near-fatal drug overdose 
  • The "Skyscraper" singer said she had a hard time reading for a long time due to blurry vision
  • Lovato is grateful for the lesson she learned from the painful experience and she's proud of herself

Demi Lovato got candid about how her near-fatal drug overdose changed her life.

Lovato opened up about the incident in the documentary "Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil." The trailer showed her being hospitalized. The "Skyscraper" singer revealed Wednesday that the incident affected her body physically and her life emotionally, even at the present time. She also shared the activities that she could no longer do after the incident.

"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 on my vision," Lovato was quoted by People as saying. "And I also for a long time had a really hard time reading. It was a big deal when I was able to read out of a book, which was like two months later because my vision was so blurry."

Lovato embraced the fact that she had to deal with the consequences. She also mentioned how entering rehab helped her emotionally.

"I dealt with a lot of the repercussions and I feel like they are still there to remind me of what could happen if I ever get into a dark place again. I'm grateful for those reminders, but I'm so grateful that I was someone that didn't have to do a lot of rehabbing. The rehabbing came on the emotional side," she continued.

Nevertheless, Lovato told People she wouldn't change a thing about the aftermath of the overdose because it was meant to be a lesson for her. Despite what happened, she was proud of herself and was grateful for everything.

"Everything had to happen in order for me to learn the lessons that I learned. It was a painful journey, and I look back and sometimes I get sad when I think of the pain that I had to endure to overcome what I have, but I don't regret anything," she added. "I'm so proud of the person I am today. And I'm so proud that people get to see it in this documentary and I couldn't be more grateful that I had someone by my side."

In related news, in December, Lovato shared a snap of her stretch marks to celebrate her recovery from an eating disorder. The "Sorry Not Sorry" singer decided to show off her cellulite after her dietician told her, "This is what eating disorder recovery looks like."

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Demi Lovato performs at the March for Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C., on March 24, 2018. AFP/Getty Images/Jim Watson