Avril Lavigne's emotional statement to fans: "I had accepted death"

The singer-songwriter opens up about her battle with Lyme Disease

Avril Lavigne's emotional statement to fans: "I had accepted death"
Stars Insider

07/09/18 | StarsInsider

CELEBRITY Avril Lavigne

It has been five years since famed singer Avril Lavigne has been in the spotlight. With rumors circulating about mental health issues, familial problems, and even her death, no one really knew why the 'Sk8er Boi' artist disappeared from the industry.

Now, in a heartbreaking letter to her fans, Avril Lavigne has announced her return to the stage as well as explaining what has kept her away.

“Five years have gone by since I released my last album. I spent the last few years at home sick fighting Lyme disease. Those were the worst years of my life as I went through both physical and emotional battles,” Lavigne said.

Lyme disease is an infectious illness that is spread by tick bites. Lavigne revealed that she wrote most of her forthcoming music while being incredibly sick in bed.

She wrote, “I had accepted death and could feel my body shutting down. I felt like I was drowning. Like I was going under water and I just needed to come up for air. Like I was in a river being pulled in a current. Unable to breathe. Praying to God for Him to help me just keep my head above the water. To help me see through the stormy weather. I grew closer to Him. My mother held me. In her arms, I wrote the first song that I am releasing to tell my story.”



Avril Lavigne's comeback single 'Head Above Water' is set to be released on September 19.

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