Former Disney star Demi Lovato has been very vocal about her battle with substance abuse in the past and in March of this year she celebrated maintaining six years of sobriety. But in a surprise new single called ‘Sober’, the 25-year-old reveals that she recently broke her sobriety.
Lovato took to Twitter to share the announcement by tweeting the vid and writing: My truth…”
In the ballad, the singer apologised to her family and fans for going back “down this road”.
“Mama, 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.”
She also expresses that despite wanting to be a positive role model to her supporters, ultimately she is “only human”.
“And I’m sorry for the fans I lost who watched me fall again. I wanna be a role model / but I’m only human.”
For years, Lovato has been open about her battles with drug and alcohol addictions as well as her struggle with mental health including bipolar disorder, eating disorders and self-harm.
Last year she released a documentary called Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated that detailed her fight for sobriety and her stint in rehab at the age of 18.
In April of this year, just one month after celebrating six years of sobriety, photos went viral of Lovato holding a drink at Hayley Kiyoko‘s album launch party.
As fans started to question whether or not the star had relapsed, she set the record on social media by writing:
“I don’t have to defend anything but it was red bull.”
Days later, Lovato cancelled the remaining South America dates of her Tell Me You Love Me World Tour. She returned to the road in late May and is currently continuing with her tour.
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