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In a recent interview, Avril Lavigne has detailed her battle with Lyme disease and said “a lot of good” came out of her being sidelined.

“I haven’t stopped working since I was 15,” the singer told Billboard.

“Just to have this downtime, this time spent with my family, has been really good for me just to take a step back and look at my life, and really get to see who in my life is really there for me when I need them.”

Avril Lavigne was bedridden for five months and was scared for her life. All that time being sidelined gave her a lot of time to think.Avril Lavigne Lyme disease

“I’ve never been so clear before, or as close to my family,” she said.


“So there’s been a lot of good that has come out of it. And moving forward, I’m really clear on what I want in life.”

Avril Lavigne also said the disease has given her perspective and given her a sort of “just do it” attitude. She is now going to record a Christmas album, something she has always wanted to do. She is also going to address her disease head-on with a new song.

“I need to talk about Lyme disease, because it’s real, it’s out there, it was a simple bug bite and it could happen to anybody. People need to know about it, because it’s not talked about that much and a lot of the information that’s out there is inaccurate,” Avril Lavigne said.

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Avril Lavigne has revealed she was stuck in bed for five months with Lyme disease and thought she was dying.

The 30-year-old singer told People magazine: “I felt like I couldn’t breathe, I couldn’t talk and I couldn’t move.”

Avril Lavigne was diagnosed with Lyme disease, which is spread by ticks, at the end of last year.Avril Lavigne  Lyme disease

Symptoms include a rash and flu symptoms, like tiredness, headaches and muscle or joint pain.

Avril Lavigne says she could often barely stand, saying: “There were definitely times I couldn’t shower for a full week.

“It felt like having all your life sucked out of you.”

There had been rumors about Avril Lavigne’s health when she hadn’t been seen in public for months.

Avril Lavigne now says she’s “80%” better after being cared for by her mother and husband, Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger.

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