DEMI Lovato broke down and was forced to restart in her first performance since her 2018 drug overdose at the 2020 Grammy Awards.
The songstress cried and had to start over as she sang her new song “Anyone” with tears streaming down her face.
In a white long-sleeve ballgown, Demi, 27, continued to sing: “I tried to talk to my piano, I tried to talk to my guitar, talk to my imagination, confided in alcohol.
“Told secrets till my voice was sore… No one hears me anymore. 100 million stories and 100 million songs. I felt stupid when I sing. No one is listening to me. Nobody is listening.”
The lyrics continued: “I feel stupid when I pray so why do I pray anyway if nobody is listening?
“Lord is there anyone? I need someone. Anyone, please send me anyone. Lord is there anyone. I need someone.”
The crowd was brought to their feet when Demi concluded the heartbreaking performance.
The songstress revealed she wrote the new song four days before she was hospitalized for the overdose in July 2018.
She told Zane Lowe for Beats 1: “The song that I’m going to be performing is called ‘Anyone.’ This song was written and recorded actually very shortly before everything happened.
“So I recorded the vocals for it four days before… The lyrics took on a totally different meaning.”
Demi continued: “You kind of listen back to it and you kind of think, how did nobody listen to this song and think, ‘Let’s help this girl.’
“I even think that I was recording it in a state of mind where I felt like I was okay, but clearly I wasn’t. And I even listened back to it and I’m like, ‘Gosh, I wish I could go back in time and help that version of myself.'”
Demi said she has been “waiting” for the moment to perform the emotional song.
She explained: “I just want to go up there and tell my story. And I have three minutes to do so. So I’m just going to do the best that I can.
“And it’s only telling a fraction of my story, but it’s still a little bit, and it’s enough to kind of show the world where I’ve been.”
After a nearly two-week hospitalization, Demi entered rehab for three months and has slowly entered back into the spotlight.
She is set to perform the National Anthem at the Superbowl on Sunday.
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