AceShowbiz - After surprising fans by releasing "Sober", Demi Lovato debuted live performance of the confessional song at the Rock in Rio festival in Lisbon, Portugal on Sunday, June 24. During the performance, the 25-year-old singer got emotional.
Demi shared on social media a video of her performing the song, which documents her struggles with addiction and an apparent recent relapse. In the clip, her voice visibly cracked when it was time for her to sing, "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."
The crowd could be seen cheering on her, indicating that they still support her even though her sober journey has ended. "Tonight I took the stage, a new person with a new life. Thank you to everyone who has supported me throughout this journey. It will never be forgotten," Demi wrote alongside the emotional clip.
"Sober" was released on Thursday, June 21 and has been widely praised for shining a light on addiction and relapse. Iggy Azalea was deeply moved by the song and took to Twitter to shower her fellow musician with support.
"I'm proud of you for having the guts to reveal your truth to the world again. NOT. EASY," she tweeted. "I'm here for you friend! (you know this) I pray you'll choose recovery again. All of us who love you only want to see you happy and healthy."
Sources recently told Entertainment Tonight that the relapse happened at some point between the North American leg of her "Tell Me You Love Me" world tour. "Demi relapse and started drinking alcohol again," the sources shared. "Her song is intense, but that's how she deals. She has to be brutally honest and put it out there so that she's not burdened with holding on to her struggles privately."