Sean Paul Talks Demi Lovato Drug Overdose And His Own Struggles

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Sean Paul has opened up about Demi Lovato’s recent overdoes and his own struggles with recreational drugs.

Demi Lovato made headlines last week when she was rushed to the hospital after going unconscious due to a drug overdose. The pop star has been battling substance abuse for years and was very open about it. In fact, she recently released a song about her relapse leading fans to become worried about her well being. “I just want to send love to Demi. She’s a beautiful girl and a great, great artist,” Sean Paul told the Daily Star.

The dancehall star says he himself has been smoking a bit too much, but says the music industry sometimes pushes artists to that point. “The music industry in itself is very excessive,” he added. “We are always working in studios, performing, traveling and sometimes you feel you need a break and the break is to go towards things that don’t give you a break.”

“I do smoke too much, sometimes that’s a relief for me,” Sean Paul continues. The “Mad Love” deejay explained how he copes with the stresses of being a global artist saying he tries to stay grounded and close to his family who often lift him up whenever he is feeling down.

Sean Paul is one of the most commercially successful artists in dancehall’s history. He has sold over 25 million records over the span of his career and is still going strong.