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VIDEO: Singer Jessica Simpson belts out beautiful rendition of 'Amazing Grace,' shares stories of abuse during 'Today' interview

'I just realized that I had to surrender'

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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.

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"I just realized that I had to surrender," she said.

Prayers up to Simpson on her journey forward.

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