Charlie Puth Breaks Down in Tears While Describing His ‘Worst Breakup’

“I’m really excited for my new song to come out, but every time I hear it, I’m kind of brought back to a time that was really, really, really challenging in my life,” Puth, 30, said in a Wednesday, March 23, TikTok video, breaking down in tears. “It just rears its ugly head every time — sorry — every time that I hear it.”

The New Jersey native noted his plans to release “That’s Hilarious,” which was inspired by his 2019 breakup, as his next single in April.This is a very hard song for me to listen to, but it’s worth it. “That’s Hilarious” coming in April.

“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,” Puth said on Wednesday, describing the year as the “f—king worst year” of his life. “I just wanted to throw it under the carpet and just start over and surround myself with better people. This is the hardest song that I ever had to put together, and I’m so excited for you to hear it, OK? So, thank you.”

While the “Attention” crooner did not address who inspired the song, he notably dated musician Charlotte Lawrence in early 2019. However, by that September, he tweeted that he was “single now.” The “God Must Be Doing Cocaine” songstress, 21, for her part, told Vanity Fair one year later that she was “in love” but no longer dating Puth.