Demi Lovato took the stage at the 2020 Grammys on Sunday, January 26 to give her first performance since her highly-publicized 2018 overdose. The pop star debuted a new song, titled “Anyone,” and as you would expect her rendition was emotional and powerful.
Lovato got choked up at the beginning of her performance and had to re-start. The audience gave her a warm applause both during and after the performance, with many people standing up at the end.
Here are just a few of the lyrics to “Anyone,” so you can see just how poignant the song is:
“I tried to talk to my piano / I tried to talk to my guitar / Talked to my imagination / Confided into alcohol / I tried and tried and tried some more / Told secrets ’til my voice was sore / Tired of empty conversation / ‘Cause no one hears me anymore…Anyone, please send me anyone / Lord, is there anyone? / I need someone / Anyone, please send me anyone / Lord, is there anyone? / I need someone.”
Watch the performance for yourself, below:
If you forget, in July 2018 news broke that Demi Lovato suffered an apparent overdose. She stayed in the hospital for around three weeks before going into treatment. This was all later confirmed in August 2018 by Lovato herself, who wrote on Instagram at the time, “I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction. What I’ve learned is that this illness is not something that disappears or fades with time. It is something I must continue to overcome and have not done yet.”
She continued, “I want to thank God for keeping me alive and well. To my fans, I am forever grateful for all of your love and support throughout this past week and beyond. Your positive thoughts and prayers have helped me navigate through this difficult time. I want to thank my family, my team, and the staff at Cedars-Sinai who have been by my side this entire time. Without them I wouldn’t be here writing this letter to all of you. I now need time to heal and focus on my sobriety and road to recovery. The love you have all shown me will never be forgotten and I look forward to the day where I can say I came out on the other side.I will keep fighting.”
In a recent interview with Zane Lowe for Apple Music, Lovato revealed she wrote “Anyone” just days before her 2018 overdose. “I wish I could go back in time and help that version of myself,” she said. “I listen back to these lyrics and I hear it as a cry for help.”