Demi Lovato has provided clarity regarding her choice to perform “Heart Attack” at the annual Go Red for Women Red Dress Collection concert organized by the American Heart Association (AHA) in New York City. Following her headline performance at the event, Lovato’s representative explained to Entertainment Weekly that the song selection aimed to highlight the “mind-heart connection.”
The representative stated, “It was a poignant moment intended to celebrate the women in the room — the very reason why Demi was part of the event. She began with a heartfelt introduction, explaining her choice of the song and addressing the audience, delving into the connection between the mind and heart. It turned out to be a beautiful moment.”
An event attendee corroborated that Lovato shared her reasons for choosing the song before she performed it. Online discussions also referenced Lovato’s personal experience, as revealed in her “Dancing with the Devil” documentary, where she disclosed having a heart attack after her 2018 overdose.
Despite some apparent criticism, Lovato expressed her support for the charity on Instagram, urging women to “rock your red” to raise awareness for cardiovascular disease, which she emphasized as “women’s greatest health risk.”
This performance for the AHA occurred a few months after Lovato released her album “Revampled,” featuring rock renditions of her songs, including “Heart Attack” and “Cool for the Summer.”