After six years of sobriety, Demi Lovato has seemingly relapsed, according to the lyrics of her new single, "Sober." The heartbreaking announcement comes as the 25-year-old sings the hook of the track, "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."
The former Disney Channel actress opened up about her battle with drugs and alcohol as well as an eating disorder in her 2017 documentary, Simply Complicated. However, she promised fans in the short film that she had recovered — for good. Unfortunately, it looks like she hit a bump in the road.
With the release of this new single, it sounds like Demi is trying to let the world know what has really been going on behind the scenes. And she uses the opportunity to apologize to her fans who have not only supported her, but who have also rooted for her during this journey to sobriety.
"I'm sorry for the fans I lost, who watched me fall again / I wanna be a role model, but I'm only human," she sings. She goes on to say that this relapse wasn't "her intention," and she "promises" to get help again.
In 2011, Demi entered treatment for bipolar disorder, bulimia, self-harm, and addiction. She relapsed after she left the treatment center, and then resided in a sober living facility for one year. Since then, she seemed to be on the right track. In September 2017, Demi was honored with the "Spirit of Sobriety" award. "Every day is a battle," she said after receiving the award. "You just have to take it one day at a time, some days are easier than others, and some days you forget about drinking and using, but for me, I work on my physical health, which is important, but my mental health as well."
Aside from the song — which she shared on Instagram with the caption "my truth"— Demi has yet to verbally confirm she recently relapsed. However, several fans assumed something was going on when the popstar was pictured holding a glass with yellow liquid in it on Instagram just two months ago.
However, even after this confession, her Lovatics are supporting her now more than ever. "You are not alone, baby. I know it's hard to believe it, but it's true. You have so many people that care about you, so grab them, and let they give you force, peace, and comfort. Stay closer to your family and people who you know will never leave you, we will be always supporting you," one fan wrote on Instagram. Another said, "I love you, Demi. So much. Your truth, sharing your story… We love you for that. We love you for everything you are, and we will always support you no matter what."