Demi Lovato has released her new song Sober, and after six years of sobriety, the 25-year-old is admitting that she has suffered a relapse. The singer has opened up in the past about her problems with alcohol and cocaine, plus her depression and battle with an eating disorder. And in her new song, she apologizes to her family and friends for putting them through this again.
“I got no excuses, for all of these goodbyes. Call me when it’s over, ’cause I’m dying inside,” sings Lovato. “Momma, I’m so sorry I’m not sober anymore. And daddy, please forgive me for the drinks spilled on the floor. To the ones who never left me, we’ve been down this road before. I’m so sorry I’m not sober anymore.”
According to Radar Online, Lovato’s mom has talked about the nightmare of her daughter’s addiction and admitted that there was a time she was afraid she would find Lovato dead in her bed. Finally, the singer agreed to go to rehab and enjoyed six years of sobriety. But, that is over now.
Lovato also reveals in her song that she has been feeling lonely and fighting her desire to drink is tiring. She also asks that someone help her find herself again and promises to get help.
Earlier this month Lovato canceled shows in London because of swollen vocal chords. But, fans started to wonder if Lovato was hiding something. She has been hinting on Twitter for the past few months that eventually her truth would come out, and not everyone would be happy when they found out.
She also wrote that there is nothing like the truth – the uncomfortable, shocking truth. Lovato added that sometimes you have to be honest and share your story, and she does that through music. Also, she wrote that “sometimes you have to end an era to begin talking about a new chapter in your life.”
On June 1st she wrote that she had grown more in the past two months than she has in years and feels like a new woman. But two days later, fans noticed that she had unfollowed her sober coach Mike Bayer and CAST Centers – an addiction treatment center she had partnered with.
Lovato also parted ways with PhillyMack, her management and PR company, and signed with Roc Nation.
Demi Lovato admitted in a documentary last year that while promoting a sober lifestyle back in 2012 that she had used drugs.