While on tour promoting her latest album Tell Me You Love Me, Demi Lovato released a new single Thursday morning on both Twitter and in an Instagram post. Titled “Sober,” the song appears to reveal that Lovato has relapsed after more than six years of sobriety. “My truth… #sober out now,” Lovato captioned her Instagram post.
“Momma I’m so sorry I’m not sober anymore / And Daddy please forgive me for the drinks spilled on the floor,” Lovato sings in the chorus. “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 apologizes to her fans in the song by singing, “I’m sorry for the fans I lost, who watched me fall again / I wanna be a role model, but I’m only human.” Though, she does reassure both her fans and herself that she will seek help: “I’m sorry that I’m here again / I promise I’ll get help / It wasn’t my intention / I’m sorry to myself.”
As someone who struggled with alcohol, I want to say that six years when you are as young as Demi is really impressive. I could never go that long in my twenties without drinking. So bravo to her for that. Secondly, all you can do when you relapse, is try try again.
Don’t beat yourself up. Life has ups and downs and you’re not perfect. Just move on and keep going.
I never went to rehab or used AA, though they do help some people tremendously.
I just kept trying and finally stopped because I didn’t want to feel terrible anymore. Alcohol is a depressant and if you are having a hard time, alcohol makes things harder. Makes sense, right? It’s logic and we all know it, but sometimes it’s harder to apply something logical when it’s been your go-to coping mechanism for so long. Alcohol is an accepted social norm so if you are a social person and everyone around you is drinking, it’s really hard.
I applaud Demi for staying sober for six years and I believe she will get back to sobriety. I believe in you girl!