Demi Lovato sings ‘I’m not sober anymore’ and fans respond with love and support


Demi Lovato’s surprise single “Sober” has received positive responses from her loyal fans, plus kudos from fellow singer and friend Iggy Azalea.

Demi Lovato’s new single “Sober,” which she dropped as a surprise today, has fans all over praising the singer for her honesty about the struggles of sobriety.

A few lyrics from the song hint at a possible relapse, though it is important to note the song does not explicitly mean that has happened. “Sober” could be an older song Lovato’s just now released or her singing about a time in her past when she struggled with staying sober.

Below is an excerpt from Lovato’s “Sober”:

"Momma, I’m so sorry, I’m not sober anymoreAnd daddy, please forgive me for the drinks spilled on the floorTo the ones who never left meWe’ve been down this road beforeI’m so sorry, I’m not sober anymore."

Throughout the song, we hear Lovato sing apologies to family, friends, lovers, fans, and ultimately, herself. Just months ago, Lovato celebrated being sober for six years, tweeting:

With the release of “Sober,” Lovato shared a revealing Instagram video with the caption: “My truth.” The video shows flashes of liquor bottles, Lovato partying, an ambulance, her singing in a studio and performing onstage.

Lovato has been vocal before about her battles with addiction, mental illness, and eating disorders. In her 2017 documentary Simply Complicated, Lovato shared she tried cocaine for the first time at 17 and was using it during the filming of her initial 2012 documentary, Stay Strong. Last October, she said she was “1000 percent sober” in the new documentary, adding “I get to really explain myself and apologize to my fans.”

Fans of Lovato have accepted “Sober” with an overwhelming show of love for the 25-year-old singer.

Iggy Azalea, who has credited Lovato for inspiring her to get mental health treatment, shared love for the song as well.

You can listen to “Sober” here:

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Demi Lovato’s transparency and honesty when it comes to the struggles she has faced are inspiring and empowering. It is clear from the release of “Sober” and the reactions to it that Lovato’s fans are here for her, no matter where she is on her journey.