Demi Lovato Breaks Down While Performing Sober For The First Time

Demi Lovato Breaks Down While Performing Sober For The First Time 

Posted: 2:32 pm Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

By mjonbli

2018 Billboard Music Awards - Arrivals

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 Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Less than a week after releasing “Sober” and revealing she’d relapsed after six years of sobriety, Demi Lovato broke down in tears while performing the song.  Sunday night at the Rock in Rio Lisboa festival, she played the piano while she belted her new song, which obviously brings up lots of emotions. She posted the video on social media, captioning it  “Tonight I took the stage, a new person with a new life,” she wrote. “Thank you to everyone who has supported me throughout this journey. It will never be forgotten.” The former Disney star kept her composure during the beginning of the song, but her voice broke and she began to weep while singing, “And I’m sorry for the fans I lost / Who watched me fall again / I want to be a role model, but I’m only human.”  The crowd cheered for her, pushing her to get through the rough parts.   At the tune’s end, the crowd chanted, “We love you, we love you.” “There’s nothing like 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 that’s through music,” she tweeted in May. “Sometimes you have to end an era to begin 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’m so grateful for my life today.” Around the same time, she dropped her longtime management and PR company, PhillyMack, and signed with Roc Nation. She also disappeared from the CAST Centers website, despite co-owning the mental health facility. At the time, Lovato tweeted to a fan that the biggest lesson she learned this year is that “You can’t always trust people who you once thought saved you.”