Charlie Puth is preparing to release his new single, “That’s Hilarious,” but the contents of the song are anything but hilarious.
The singer took to TikTok to promote the new song and fought back a floodgate of tears while doing so.
Charlie Shows Raw Emotions In New TikTok
On Wednesday, March 23, Puth told his 16.1M TikTok followers, “So, I’m going to put out ‘That’s Hilarious’ as the next single, and um, you know I’m very excited for the song to come out,” he said while blinking incessantly and fighting back tears.
@charlieputhThis is a very hard song for me to listen to, but it’s worth it. “That’s Hilarious” coming in April.♬ original sound – Charlie Puth
He continued, “Every time I hear it I’m brought to a time that was really, really, really challenging in my life. And it just rears its ugly head every time, sorry.”
Puth apologized to fans for getting emotional and took a moment to dry his eyes.
Charlie Apologizes To Fans For Crying
“I’m also really excited for you to hear it as well, cause I just heard the Master. But, it just brings me back to 2019 which was the f**king worst year of my life,” he continued through tears.
Puth knows these aren’t the typical kind of videos he produces. His content is more light-hearted and comical.
This song represents what he didn’t tell people during this time and the pain he endured.
“I never told people what happened to me and the pain that I went through going through the worst breakup of my life in 2019,” he said. “I just wanted to throw it under the carpet and just start over and surround myself with better people. But this is the hardest song that I’ve ever had to put together and I’m so excited for you to hear it.”
Puth didn’t outright name his ex-girlfriend in the video, but back in 2019, he was dating model and fellow pop star Charlotte Lawrence.
According to reports, Lawrence reportedly began dating Puth when she was 18 and he was 27 after he worked as a producer on some of her music.
Charlie’s Biggest Heartbreak Was Charlotte Lawrence
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Puth announced his relationship with the singer on February 14, 2019.
For obvious reasons, the picture has since been deleted from his social media.
— E! News (@enews) February 15, 2019
Lawrence is BFFs with supermodel Kaia Gerber.
Sadly, by September of the same year, Puth announced on Twitter that he was “single.”
Charlie Confirms Breakup From Charlotte
“Only because I want ppl to stop asking the question….Yes I am single now…and please dont believe everything you read…thank you,” he wrote on September 8, 2019.
Only because I want ppl to stop asking the question….Yes I am single now…and please dont believe everything you read…thank you.
— Charlie Puth (@charlieputh) September 8, 2019
Speaking of JBiebs, the singer recently took aim at Puth, in a joking manner, about their 2016 feud.
Back in February, Beiber pranked Puth by confronting him for yelling “F**K you, Justin Bieber” during a 2016 concert.
Justin Pranks Puth About 2016 Fued
In the clip, Bieber was hanging out with Kid Laroi when he was handed a video call with Puth on the other end. After they both exchanged pleasantries, Bieber chipped in the diss. “We never really got to talk about just like years ago when you said ‘F— you’ on stage to me.”
This was hilarious to Puth, who started laughing. However, Bieber said, stoned-faced. “I don’t think it’s hilarious, to be honest.”
“What, you’re talking about that s— from six years ago?” Puth replied. “That was like a f**king…that was a joke.”
Although the singer started to defend himself, Bieber maintained his stance.” I know, but it hurt my feelings.” However, Laroi was laughing and covering his face in the background.
“Bro, I was being facetious,” Puth said. “I was being completely sarcastic. I also can’t tell if you’re joking right now.”
Bieber eventually eased in and began to laugh. This revealed to Puth that he was pranking him all along.