Demi Lovato reveals she is not more ‘down to earth’
Demi Lovato reveals she’s no more ‘sober’ after 6 years of sobriety in the new single, “Sober.”
Less than a week after the release of “Sober” and revealing she would relapse after six years of sobriety, Demi Lovato broke down in tears while performing the song.
Lovato, 25, tweeted a video of the performance on Sunday night of the Rock in Rio Lisboa festival, which was also streamed live on LiveXLive.
“I’m on this stage tonight, a new man with a new life,” she wrote. “Thank you to everyone who has supported me during this journey. It will never be forgotten.”
Tonight I took the stage, a new man with a new life. Thank you to everyone who has supported me during this journey. It will never be forgotten ❤️ @rockinriolisboa
Sitting on a piano, the former Disney star kept her composure during the beginning of the song, but her voice broke and she began to cry while singing, “And I’m sorry for the fans I lost / Who looked me down again / I want to be a role model, but I am but a man.”
At that moment, the audience cheered for the singer, who appeared to her to help her to continue on with the song.
On the melody at the end of the crowd sang, “We love you, we love you.”
Last week, Lovato released the ballad after hinting for weeks that changes were coming to her image and music, as well as her life as a whole.
“There is nothing above the truth. The honest to God, uncomfortable and shocking truth. Sometimes you have to share your story in the most honest way possible… for me is that through music,” she flies in May. “Sometimes you have to the end of an era to start talking about a new chapter of your life … I feel like I’ve grown more in the past two months, than I have in years. I feel like a new woman and I am so grateful for my life today.”
Around the same time, she let her years of management and PR company, PhillyMack, and signed with Roc Nation.
They also disappeared from the CAST Centers website, despite the co-owner of the mental health facility.
At the time, Lovato tweeted a fan, that is the biggest lesson she learned this year is that “You can’t always trust the people who you thought saved you.”
This story was previously published in the New York Times.