Demi Lovato has been honest with fans about her struggles with substance abuse and an eating disorder, as well as the time she spent in rehab to deal with her issues. Now, in her new song “Sober,” which she debuted on Thursday, June 21, she’s sharing even more of what she called her “truth” and opening up about breaking sobriety.
“Mama, I’m so sorry I’m not sober anymore / And Daddy please forgive me for the drinks spilled on the floor,” she sings in the track. “To the ones who never left me / We’ve been down this road before / I’m so sorry, I’m not sober anymore.”
The accompanying lyric video shows Lovato as a child with her parents, performing in the studio, and cuddling with ex-boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama. We also see images of an alcohol bottle and the “Sorry, Not Sorry” singer partying, as well as someone being taken away in an ambulance.
While Lovato hasn’t said anything else about the video or single following today’s release, she does sing in the song, “I’m sorry that I’m here again / I promise I’ll get help / It wasn’t my intention / I’m sorry to myself.”
Lovato celebrated six years of sobriety back in March. “Yesterday was a really big day for me,” she told her audience at a concert in Brooklyn at the time. “Yesterday, six years ago, I was drinking vodka out of a Sprite bottle at nine in the morning, throwing up in the car, and I just remember thinking, ‘This is no longer cute. This is no longer fun.'”
“So I made changes in my life,” she said. “The reason why I became so open about my story is because I know that there are people here tonight that need to ask for help and I want them to know that it’s okay. I can never say thank you enough to you guys for the support that you’ve given me over the years. And you’ve forgiven me for my mistakes. So thank you for being a part of saving my life. I love you guys.”
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