Demi Lovato Cries Singing “Anyone” at Grammys — Comeback After 2018 Overdose

Demi Lovato became emotional during the performance of her new song “Anyone” at the 2020 Grammys, marking her first performance since her 2018 overdose.

Taking the stage at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the 27-year-old started to sing and her voice cracked, forcing her to start over.

“I tried to talk to my piano / I tried to talk to my guitar / I tried to talk to my imagination / Confided in to alcohol / I tried and tried and tried more,” she sang. “Told secrets ’til my voice was sore / Tired of empty conversation / ‘Cause no one hears me anymore.”

Lovato, wearing a white ball gown, had tears streaming down her face as she belted out the new song and did not miss a note. “I feel stupid when I sing / Nobody’s listening to me,” she sang while crying.

She was given a standing ovation by the Grammy Awards crowd.

Days before her performance, Lovato revealed that she wrote the song just a few days before being hospitalized in July 2018. At the time, Lovato was rushed from her home in the Hollywood Hills to a hospital after paramedics found her unconscious. She was reportedly treated with Narcan, an emergency treatment for narcotics overdoses.

Also around the time of her overdose, she released the song “Sober,” in which she revealed she had fallen off the wagon after six years of sobriety. Lovato began to weep during a show in Brazil in June 2018 while singing the lyrics, “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.”

After revealing her near-fatal overdose, Lovato promised fans that the next time they would see her, it would be during a performance. “I told you the next time you’d hear from me I’d be singing,” she wrote in her Grammy performance announcement.