Pop star Jessica Simpson broke out into a beautiful rendition of “Amazing Grace” during a recent interview on NBC’s “Today,” noting that the powerful hymn is about “walking through fear.”
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“It’s about walking through fear and about it being OK to be afraid,” Simpson told host Hoda Kotb. “And the other side of fear is what’s so beautiful — that’s when you get the reward.”
Watch Simpson sing “Amazing Grace” at the 7-minute mark:
Simpson has been making headlines for openly revealing some difficult details about her past struggles with sexual abuse, marriage, and alcohol.
“I had started a spiral,” she told Kotb, noting that she was drinking constantly until 2017. “And I couldn’t catch up with myself.”
Simpson said she quit drinking after an intoxicated 2017 Halloween celebration left her disconnected and not present with her kids.
It was a wake-up call that led Simpson to become sober and to start working with a therapist.
“I just realized that I had to surrender,” she said.
Prayers up to Simpson on her journey forward.
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