• Jessica Simpson says she knew she had to stop drinking when she lost her inner voice
  • She revealed she was lost without her "voice"
  • The singer has been sober for over four years now

Jessica Simpson opened about the moment she realized it was time to quit alcohol and go sober, saying she "had stopped hearing the voice I really trusted."

The singer, during an interview with Entrepreneur, recalled the day her inner monologue guided her to make a decision in both her personal and professional life.

"When I stopped drinking, it was because I had stopped hearing the voice I really trusted, and I was lost without her," the 41-year-old "With You" singer told the outlet.

This is not the first time Simpson, who has been sober for a little over four years now, has spoken up about her issues with alcoholism, according to People.

In her memoir "Open Book," which was released in 2020, the star recalled a particular moment from a Halloween party where she zoned out after a couple of drinks, and was unable to dress her kids.

"I was terrified of letting them see me in that shape. I am ashamed to say that I don't know who got them into their costumes that night," Simpson wrote at the time.

That evening, she took an Ambien to help her sleep. The next morning, "I slept in, afraid to see them, afraid I had failed them. I hid until they left, then drank."

When Simpson's close friends came over, she told them she knew she had to put an end to drinking.

"I need to stop. Something's got to stop. And if it's alcohol that's doing this and making things worse, then I quit."

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Jessica Simpson shares health problems online. In Picture: Fashion Icon Award Honoree Jessica Simpson attends the 25th Annual QVC 'FFANY Shoes on Sale' Gala at The Ziegfeld Ballroom on October 11, 2018 in New York City. Getty Images/Brian Ach

There has been no looking back for Simpson since then, and the singer celebrated four years of sobriety on Nov. 1. To mark the milestone, she took to Instagram to share a post, remembering the way she felt on the day she decided to quit alcohol for good.

"This person in the early morning of Nov. 1, 2017, is an unrecognizable version of myself," Simpson wrote alongside an image of herself from the day she stopped drinking.

"I had so much self-discovery to unlock and explore. I knew in this very moment I would allow myself to take back my light, show victory over my internal battle of self-respect, and brave this world with piercing clarity," she added.

"The real work that needed to be done in my life was to actually accept failure, pain, brokenness, and self-sabotage. The drinking wasn’t the issue. I was. I didn’t love myself. I didn’t respect my own power. Today I do," she wrote.

After sharing an "unrecognizable" throwback photo of herself from four years ago to celebrate the anniversary of her sobriety, Simpson was "moved" to tears by the response she received from fans, a friend of the singer and businesswoman told People.

"It was very real for her. She spent half the day crying. It meant so much to her to hear from people, hear their stories, and know that she helped even one person," the friend said.