Demi Lovato Breaks Down During First Live Performance of “Sober”

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Demi Lovato always talks about being open and honest with her music, but perhaps her most raw and vulnerable moment came last week when she released her new song, “Sober.” The 25-year-old musician admitted that she relapsed and broke her sobriety after six years of being clean from drugs and alcohol, but now promises that she’s “a new person with a new life.”

DL performed the heartbreaking ballad at the end of her set at Rock in Rio over the weekend and couldn’t hold back the tears as she sang powerful words about letting down her Lovatics.

“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,” she crooned as her voice cracked.

Demi fought through the emotions and was eventually able to get herself under control and continue the performance to the best of her ability. But even though the concert was probably one of the hardest things the brunette has ever done, she says it marks the start of a whole new life.

“Tonight I took the stage, a new person with a new life,” she tweeted along with a clip of the gig. “Thank you to everyone who has supported me throughout this journey. It will never be forgotten.”

As the last verse of “Sober” says, “I’m sorry that I’m here again, I promise I’ll get help / It wasn’t my intention, I’m sorry to myself.”