Demi Lovato opens up about her relapse in new single, 'Sober'
Demi Lovato confesses of falling from her sobriety after six years, and apologizes to her fans, in her new single 'Sober'.
The 'Camp Rock' star Demi Lovato is back in the music scene with her new surprise single, 'Sober', where the singer makes a heartbreaking confession about her relapse after all almost six years of sobriety. Demi Lovato has been fighting against addiction, mental illness, and eating disorder for years. Reportedly, she went in for treatment in 2016, where she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, bulimia, self-harm, and addiction.
Teen Vogue reported that in March Lovato celebrated six years of sobriety, about she has been vocal and spoken out in front of the general public. The article quotes her saying, "So grateful for another year of joy, health, and happiness,” she wrote at the time. “It is possible.” But according to People Magazine, fans had started to wonder if she had actually given up being sober again.
It can even be seen, in her new song, that she seems to be confessing about falling out of her sober state. The lyrics read, "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.” Fans have also shown their concern for Lovato's inconsistency, as some took to her Instagram posts in one of which she was spotted holding a glass with yellow liquid in it. One comment went as, "I’m not tryna question Demi’s sobriety bc I have a lot of respect for her... It just seems weird that her best friends post this pic with it shaded and then Hayley who isn’t really that close to Demi posts the one where you can see what she’s holding?? Like tf is going on.”
Probably, as an apology to her fans who have been concerned about the singer's unsteady lifestyle, Lovato sings in her song, "I’m sorry for the fans I lost, who watched me fall again / I wanna be a role model, but I’m only human.” Lovato recently opened up about her battle against her addiction problems in a candid documentary, where she spoke about her road to recovery and how it is about being in a constant state of war for every single day of your life. In her song, she hence sings, "I’m sorry that I’m here again / I promise I’ll get help / It wasn’t my intention / I’m sorry to myself.” Her documentary, 'Simply Complicated', is both an apology and an explanation for her substance abuse, where she comes up with a detailed look into her struggle with drugs at the peak of her fame as a teenager.
Demi Lovato shot up to fame after the release of her fifth studio album, 'Confident', which was released in 2015, and within hours the first single 'Cool for the Summer' trended worldwide and hit the No 1 position on iTunes across 37 countries. In 2016, Lovato became a recipient of GLAAD's Vanguard award for her long-time commitment to raising LGBTQ issues and was awarded in 2017 by Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, with the Artistic Award for Courage for her work in mental health.