Last week, fans were stunned when Demi Lovato confessed to relapsing after six years of sobriety.
The singer made no effort to conceal her setback from fans.
In fact, she recorded a heartbreakingly confessional ballad about her relapse ironically titled “Sober.”
“Mama, I’m so sorry, I’m not sober anymore / And Daddy, please forgive me for the drinks spilled on the floor,” Lovato sings.
The present-tense urgency of the song has left many fans concerned for Lovato’s well-being.
And reports from those closest to Demi indicate that she has yet to emerge triumphant from her latest bout with substance abuse.
“Demi reached out to some of her sober friends this weekend, but she hasn’t made any set plans to sober up just yet,” a source tells Radar Online.
“Everyone is hoping that her relapse reveal is a cry for help. It is nothing to be ashamed over. She slipped and it is never too late to get back on track.”
The insider says that Demi’s loved ones share fans’ concerns that this could be the beginning of a steep decline:
“All of Demi’s close friends and family are extremely worried right now because they know that she is on a downward spiral,” the source claims.
“They just all want her to come back to L.A. and get the help she needs before it is too late.”
Unfortunately, it seems that Lovato is currently resistant to offers assistance from her inner circle:
“No one can get her attention,” the source claims.
“Her team tried to hire a sober coach, and she went nuts!”
The 25-year-old pop icon celebrated six years of sobriety in March, and it seems her relapse occurred not long after that anniversary:
“Demi relapsed about two months ago because she stopped the accountability portion of her recovery,” says one insider.
Another source confirms that recent cancellations on Lovato’s current world tour are a result of her ongoing battle with alcoholism.
Family and friends hope that her gut-wrenching new song will mark the beginning of her recovery process:
“Demi relapsed and started drinking alcohol again. Her song is intense, but that’s how she deals,” says the insider.
“She has to be brutally honest and put it out there so that she’s not burdened with holding on to her struggles privately.”
Our thoughts go out to Ms. Lovato as she continues this courageous lifelong battle.