Demi Lovato opened up about relapsing in new single
Demi Lovato just released a candid song about the rocky road to recovery. The singer opened up about breaking her six years of sobriety in the new single “Sober” — and it’s a heartbreakingly honest song.
Last March, Lovato stood on a stage in front of fans and celebrated a milestone in her sobriety. “Six years ago, I was drinking vodka out of a Sprite bottle at 9:00 in the morning, throwing up in the car,” she said. “And I just remember thinking, ‘This is no longer cute. This is no longer fun.’ So I took a look at my life and I said, ‘Something has to change, I’ve got to get sober.’ So I did.”
Now, the singer is opening up about her recent relapse. “Momma, I’m so sorry I’m not sober anymore/And daddy please forgive me for the drinks spilled on the floor,” Lovato belts in her single “Sober.” “…To the ones who never left me/We’ve been down the road before/ I’m so sorry/I’m not sober anymore.”
The singer goes on to promise that she’s going to get help, and apologizes for “being here again.”
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) June 21, 2018
The Twitterverse quickly exploded with encouragement and love for the singer, because thankfully every now and then, social media can actually be a really, really nice place.
Not going to lie, this breaks my heart. I’ve been sober 5 years so it hits home. Demi, I send you so much love. I hope you have found your way back and if not, we hope to see you back soon. Love you so much. Thank you for your truth. https://t.co/TLKPnFDVL6
— Caroline Shores (@GetCarrie) June 21, 2018
— Del Shores (@DelShores) June 21, 2018
I love you so much @ddlovato thank you for being so brave and raw with us on “sober”. This song is probably going to help so many people. We’re all here for you 💙
— Ricky Dillon (@RickyPDillon) June 21, 2018
waking up listening to @ddlovato "sober".
Im proud of you for having the guts to reveal your truth to the world again. NOT. EASY.
Im here for you friend! (you know this) I pray you'll choose recovery again.
All of us who love you only want to see you happy and heathy.🧡🧡🧡
— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) June 21, 2018
This isn’t the first time that the singer has opened up about her private life.
Lovato has been vocal about her mental health struggles and spoken candidly about being diagnosed with both bipolar disorder and an eating disorder. Despite all the challenges in her life, the singer’s Instagram posts offer honest, thoughtful, and positive messages about self-care and acceptance. She posts pictures of her body with a newfound pride, and reminds her fans to love themselves, imperfections and all.
In case it wasn’t already evident, Demi Lovato is truly a strong, inspiring gem.
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So, I’m insecure about my legs in this picture but I’m posting it because I look so happy and this year I’ve decided I’m letting go of my perfectionism and embracing freedom from self criticism. Learning to love my body the way it is is challenging but life changing. Giving up my eating disorder has been the most challenging journey of my life but I work every day towards solid recovery even if I mess up sometimes. Today I’m feeling strong. You all can do it too. It IS possible. Thank you God for this new chapter in my life. #EDrecovery #happyAF
The singer told Good Morning America that she wants to use her influence to help people who are also struggling.
“I think that it’s important that I use my voice for more than just singing and I just know how important it is to use my platform to help others and to share my story in hopes it inspires people to either get into recovery or better themselves,” she said. “Whatever it is, I just want people to know they’re not alone and I’m here for them.”