Demi Lovato is criticized for tone-deaf performance of her song Heart Attack at an event for cardiovascular health

Demi Lovato raised eyebrows with her decision to perform her 2013 track, Heart Attack, at the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Red Dress Collection Concert.

According to an eyewitness at the event, many attendees were confused by the 31-year-old singer’s song choice Wednesday night in New York City.

“She was having a heart attack in front of the ‘Class of 2024’, who were all heart attack survivors,” one attendee pointed out. Our Weekly. “There was a video package played before the fashion show and concert where the women all shared their brushes with death from a heart attack, how they were all saved during a heart attack – one has a pacemaker for the rest of her life. “

The insider noted that ‘Demi was smiling the whole performance’ and described her attitude as ‘really tone deaf’.

After footage of her performance began circulating online, social media users immediately blasted Lovato.

Demi Lovato raised eyebrows with her decision to perform her 2013 track Heart Attack at the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women Red Dress Collection Concert (pictured above on January 31).

Demi Lovato raised eyebrows with her decision to perform her 2013 track Heart Attack at the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Red Dress Collection Concert (pictured above on January 31).

“This feels like something that would have happened on Parks & Rec,” wrote one TikTok user.

A handful questioned why she didn’t sing her other hit, Give Your Heart a Break, about fighting for the one you love.

Another joked that ‘they would have to’ be ‘resuscitated’ from ‘laughing so hard’ from ‘the floor’.

“Out of all the songs in her discography,” asked a fourth.

However, others pointed out that the audience ‘cheered and sang along’.

Generally, the internet was different if the track was ‘in poor taste or the perfect song’.

Following the backlash, a representative for the artist, who suffered a heart attack following her 2018 drug overdose, shed light on her decision to sing Heart Attack.

‘She talked about the mind-heart connection. It was a sensitive moment meant to engage the women in the room – the reason Demi was at the event,’ her rep explained Entertainment Weekly.

After footage of her performance began circulating online, social media users immediately blasted Lovato

After footage of her performance began circulating online, social media users immediately blasted Lovato

“This feels like something that would have happened on Parks & Rec,” wrote one TikTok user

Another joked that 'they would have to' be 'resuscitated' from 'the floor' from 'laughing so hard'

Another joked that ‘they would have to’ be ‘resuscitated’ from ‘the floor’ from ‘laughing so hard’

“Out of all the songs in her discography,” asked a fourth

Overall, the internet was divided on whether the track was 'in poor taste or the perfect song'

In general, the internet was different if the track was ‘in poor taste or the perfect song’

They added: ‘She did open with a beautiful introduction about why she chose the song and addressed the room, talking about the mind and heart connection. It was actually a beautiful moment.’

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States, according to the CDC.

It’s the 21st annual American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Red Dress Collection Concert.

This year’s event was attended by Mira Sorvino, Sherri Shepherd, Samira Wiley, Yvonne Orji and Damar Hamlin.

Along with awareness, the event raises funds “to support research that leads to innovative and life-saving discoveries,” according to the AHA.

Following the backlash, a representative for the artist, who suffered a heart attack and three strokes following her 2018 drug overdose, shed light on her decision to sing Heart Attack

Following the backlash, a representative for the artist, who suffered a heart attack and three strokes following her 2018 drug overdose, shed light on her decision to sing Heart Attack

Demi took to her Instagram story to express her joy at ‘women coming together for an incredible cause to save more women’s lives and fight back against cardiovascular disease.’

She included a photo of herself ‘backstage’ wearing a Slipknot band T-shirt and black sweatpants.

Demi then took a photo of herself in her red carpet look with the caption: ‘Tonight is all about reminding women how important it is to advocate for ourselves and prioritize our health.’

They then encouraged their followers to ‘Go red for women!’

“She talked about the mind-heart connection.  It was a sensitive moment meant to engage the women in the room — the reason why Demi was at the event,

‘She talked about the mind-heart connection. It was a sensitive moment meant to embarrass the women in the room — the reason Demi was at the event,’ her rep explained to Entertainment Weekly

They added: 'She did open with a beautiful introduction about why she chose the song and addressed the room, talking about the mind and heart connection.  It was actually a beautiful moment'

They added: ‘She did open with a beautiful introduction about why she chose the song and addressed the room, talking about the mind and heart connection. It was actually a beautiful moment’

After her 2018 overdose, Lovato said she suffered multiple strokes, a heart attack and brain damage.

“My doctors said I had five to 10 minutes left,” she revealed in her YouTube documentary Dancing With The Devil, released in 2021.

As she continued to reflect on the life-changing incident and the effects it continues to have on herself, her friends and family, Demi compared her resilience to that of a cat with nine lives.

‘I’ve had many lives, like my cat. You know, I’m on my ninth life,’ she emphasizes. “I’m ready to go back to doing what I love, which is making music.”

While discussing the YouTube Originals series, Demi elaborated on the lingering effects her overdose had on her mental and physical health.

Taking to her Instagram story, Demi expressed her joy at 'women coming together for an incredible cause to save more women's lives and fight back against cardiovascular disease'

Taking to her Instagram story, Demi expressed her joy at ‘women coming together for an incredible cause to save more women’s lives and fight back against cardiovascular disease’

Demi also took the opportunity to

Demi also took the opportunity to “remind women how important it is to ‘advocate for themselves’ and to prioritize their health”

‘I was left with brain damage, and I’m still dealing with the effects of that today. I don’t drive a car because I have blind spots in my vision,’ the Sonny With A Chance actress admitted.

Demi also noted that ‘reading was very difficult for a long time’, so it was ‘a very big problem when I was able to read from a book two months later because my vision was so blurry.’

‘I’ve dealt with the repercussions, and they’re there to remind me what can happen if I get back into a dark place. I am grateful for these reminders,” the star concluded.

On July 24, 2023, just two days before she was scheduled to take the stage in New Jersey, Demi was transported to a Los Angeles-area hospital after suffering an opioid overdose.

The Los Angeles Fire Department confirmed Rolling stone that it “responded to a medical emergency call at 11:22 a.m.” at Lovato’s Hollywood Hills home.

After her 2018 overdose, Lovato said she suffered multiple strokes, a heart attack and brain damage (seen last year)

After her 2018 overdose, Lovato said she suffered multiple strokes, a heart attack and brain damage (seen last year)

A source revealed to TMZ that when paramedics arrived at Demi’s residence, they went inside where they found the star unconscious.

Paramedics at the scene administered naloxone, which is a medication designed to treat narcotic overdose, before rushing Lovato to a nearby hospital, according to NBC.

TMZ also reported at the time that the Sonny With A Chance actress was “celebrating a friend’s birthday in West Hollywood” the night before her near-fatal overdose.

Representatives for Lovato issued a statement to Variety on July 25 confirming that Demi had not succumbed to her overdose and that she was surrounded by her closest loved ones, presumably in the hospital.

“Demi is awake and with her family who would like to thank everyone for the love, prayers and support,” it began.

The statement also suggested that “some of the information being reported (was) wrong,” which was a direct reference to claims that Demi had overdosed on heroin.

“They respectfully ask for privacy and not speculation as her health and recovery is the most important thing right now.”

Demi was released from the hospital in August and spent three months in a rehab facility.