Demi Lovato is keeping it real with her fans in her highly emotional new song “Sober”, hinting that she may have relapsed.
In the surprise single, which dropped on Thursday, June 21, the lyrics indicate that the singer may have broken her sobriety after six years.
While it is unclear if the song is in fact autobiographical, on Thursday the 25-year-old revealed the song along with the lyric video on social media with the caption “My truth…”
On Sunday, Lovato posted a clip of her performing the song in concert, with a message thanking fans and friends for all their support.
“Tonight I took the stage, a new person with a new life,” she wrote.
During the chorus of the powerful ballad, she sings: “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 singer-songwriter also takes time in the song to apologize to her fans saying: “I’m sorry for the fans I lost, who watched me fall again / I wanna be a role model, but I’m only human.”
Fans are sharing messages of support for Lovato on social media following the single’s release:
The ballad ends with the lyrics: “I’m sorry that I’m here again / I promise I’ll get help / It wasn’t my intention / I’m sorry to myself.”
One of the song’s co-writers, ROMANS, shared his love for Lovato’s new track on Twitter.
Following the outpour of love from her fans, Lovato shared a sweet message thanking them for their endless support.
“To my fans, my family, and my supporters, the ones who never left me, you are my light,” Lovato wrote on Instagram on Wednesday, alongside a video of her at one of her concerts. “I am forever grateful.”
The “Tell Me You Love Me” songstress recently opened up about her long battle with addiction and an eating disorder in her candid documentary, “Simply Complicated”, where she spoke about her road to recovery and the daily struggle to stay on it.
ET Canada has reached out to her rep and music label for comment on whether the song is autobiographical.
Take a listen to the powerful, heartbreaking song above.