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Demi Lovato says ‘I’m not sober anymore’ in emotional confession

Josh Jackman June 21, 2018
(YouTube/Demi Lovato)

Demi revealed she was no longer sober shortly before her overdose (Demi Lovato/YouTube)

Demi Lovato has revealed that she’s no longer sober in a heartbreaking new song.

Demi, who came out last year, had abstained from drugs or alcohol for six years after starting when she was 17.

In her new track, “Sober,” the American pop sensation apologises to her parents, her fans and prospective lovers, among others.

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 24:  Demi Lovato performs "Skyscraper" during the March for Our Lives rally on March 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators, including students, teachers and parents gathered in Washington for the anti-gun violence rally organized by survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on February 14 that left 17 dead. More than 800 related events are taking place around the world to call for legislative action to address school safety and gun violence.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Demi Lovato performs “Skyscraper” (Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

The lyric video opens with images from Demi’s past, of her partying and drinking, before 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 anymore,” she adds.

The 25-year-old star continues: “I’m sorry to my future love / For the man that 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.”

LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 20:  Recording artist Demi Lovato performs onstage during the 2018 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Demi Lovato performs at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards (Kevin Winter/Getty)

She also appears to discuss withdrawal in the song, singing: “I got no excuses / For all of these goodbyes / Call me when it’s over / ‘Cause I’m dying inside.

“Wake me up when the shakes are gone / And the cold sweats disappear / Call me when it’s over / And myself has reappeared.”

Demi finishes with a final verse in which she sings: “I’m sorry that I’m here again / I promise I’ll get help / It wasn’t my intention / I’m sorry to myself.”

LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 20:  Recording artist Demi Lovato attends the 2018 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for dcp)
Demi had been six years sober (Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty)

Earlier this week, Demi set her fandom on fire with a picture of her licking her backup dancer’s tongue.

Demi, who is a longtime LGBT advocate, revealed last year that she was open to dating women, saying: “That’s how I’ve always felt.”

In March, Demi explained more about her sexuality, saying: “I’m very fluid, and I think love is love. You can find it in any gender.

“I like the freedom of being able to flirt with whoever I want.”

The “Sorry Not Sorry” singer followed this up by kissing Kehlani – who came out as queer in April – on stage.

Demi mounts Kehlani (ddlovato/Twitter)

Demi also cuddled Kehlani, who features on lesbian superstar Hayley Kiyoko’s new album Expectations, and mounted her before proceeding to grind away on top of her.

She later said that “it was perfect. It was awesome.”

SUNRISE, FL - DECEMBER 17: Demi Lovato performs at Y100's Jingle Ball 2017 at BB&T Center on December 17, 2017 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
Demi and dancer (Gustavo Caballero/Getty)

Before last year, Lovato had resisted attempts to label her sexual orientation.

Demi has also been reluctant to open up about the lyrics to her song Cool for the Summer, which many say has Sapphic undertones, and certainly contains bisexual lighting.

The song’s lyrics include: “Got a taste for the cherry / I just need to take a bite,” and “I’m a little curious, too / tell me if it’s wrong, if it’s right / I don’t care / I can keep a secret, can you?”

When Alan Carr asked whether the song was about same-sex relationships, Lovato said: “I’m not confirming, and I’m definitely not denying.”

Demi has long been an LGBT activist though, as seen when she chose Danica Roem, the first transgender person to be elected to the Virginia House of Representatives, to be her date to the American Music Awards.

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Danica Roem (L) and Demi Lovato attends the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
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The 25-year-old star said: “We connected because I heard her story – and when I heard [it] I was just completely inspired by it.”

The singer also helped gay couple Rayvon Owen and Shane Bitney to get engaged during one of her concerts in March.

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