Lovato – who has been continuously praised for her openness about addiction and mental health – released the track, Sober, to streaming and download services today.
“Mama I’m so sorry, I’m not sober anymore, and daddy please forgive me for the drink spilled on the floor,” she sings.
“To the ones who never left me, we’ve been down this road before… I’m so sorry, I’m not sober anymore.”
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Addressing her millions of supporters directly, she says: “And I’m sorry for the fans I lost, who watched me fall again.
“I wanna be your role model but I’m only human.”
The song ends powerfully with the words: “I’m sorry that Im here again, I promise I’ll get help.
“I’m sorry that I’m here again, I’m sorry to myself.”
On social media, she said only: “My truth… #Sober out now.”
Lovato is currently in the midst of her Tell Me You Love Me world tour, which plays at London’s O2 Arena on Monday.
She is also poised to score her first ever UK number one tomorrow, if her Clean Bandit collaboration Solo can hold its midweek lead.
It was in March of this year that she celebrated six years of sobriety.
In her 2017 documentary Simply Complicated, it was revealed that she had continued to use alcohol and drugs after she famously left rehab in 2011.
It was a hungover appearance on American Idol in 2012 that finally brought things to a head, and she became sober immediately thereafter.
Her fans have been flooding her social media with messages of support today.
“We appreciate your truth. We love you regardless of everything. We have no idea how hard it was for you, but remember you’re never alone. Stay strong!” one said.
“You’re so incredible and inspiring and we love you queen. Thank you being so raw and honest,” wrote another.
Sober by Demi Lovato is out now. Full lyrics below.
DEMI LOVATO ‘SOBER’ LYRICS:
I got no excuses for all of these goodbyes
Call me when it’s over ‘cause I’m dying inside
Wake me when the shakes are gone and the cold sweats disappear
Call me when it’s over and myself has reappeared
I don’t know why
I do it every time
It’s only when I’m lonely
Sometimes I just wanna cave and I don’t wanna fight
I try and I try
Just hold me
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
I’m sorry to my future love for the man who left my bed
For making love the way I saved for you inside my head
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
[Repeat pre-chorus and chorus]
I’m sorry that I’m here again
I promise I’ll get help
It wasn’t my intention
I’m sorry to myself