Avril Lavigne recovering from Lyme disease

Avril LavigneCanadian singer Avril Lavigne has put rumors surrounding her mysterious illness to rest by revealing that she is suffering from Lyme disease.

She was diagnosed after a trip to Las Vegas in October to celebrate her 30th birthday, and the pop star admitted to People magazine that she was in no mood for a party at the time.

“I could barely eat, and when we went to the pool, I had to leave and go lie in bed,” she recalled, adding that she’d felt lethargic and lightheaded for a while.

Lyme disease is an infection caused by a bacteria spread through ticks. Avril suspects she was bitten by a bug in the spring of 2014.

“I had no idea a bug bite could do this,” she said. “I felt like I couldn’t breathe, I couldn’t talk and I couldn’t move. I thought I was dying.” She added that she was bedridden for  five months.

The 30-year-old superstar is now recovering at home in Ontario with her mother Judy and husband, Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger, caring for her. Avril said she is feeling “80 per cent better” and is ready to get back to making music.

Rumors began swirling just before Christmas last year when Avril tweeted to a fan account, telling them to keep her in their prayers. ~Suzanne Coolen





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  1. JD • April 2, 2015 @ 2:36 PM

    Her doctor must be a quack, most health professionals toe the official line “No Lyme Disease in Canada”.

    Sarcasm over, I’m glad she’s received treatment and hopefully she recovers fully. Someone in my friend’s family suffered from it for years getting progressively worse without diagnosis, without the doctor even thinking to test for Lyme because of the official Health Party Line. Now they have the diagnosis, but treatment isn’t helping because the bacteria has infiltrated so deeply she may never be well again. It’s like watching a real-life zombie walking around half-asleep all the time.

  2. Numsy • April 2, 2015 @ 8:14 PM

    She must have got her diagnosis in the States.
    I saw the tick, had a rash and travelling joint pain in May 2010.
    I went to the clinic where the doctor tapped his pen on his chin and murmured ‘can’t be lyme – we don’t have lyme around here’. He gave me 5 days of keflex.
    I didn’t know then what I do now.
    Folks, insist on 28 days of antibiotics on the spot.
    Start treatment before they send you for blood testing.
    Do Not Wait. The test is flawed, the doctors are oblivious and the CDC is in denial.
    The sooner you start treatment the better your outcome.
    Please, please, please do not wait!

    Good luck Avril!

    This disease is a nightmare.

  3. Samantha • April 4, 2015 @ 8:43 AM

    I’ve met her.. she’s such a sweetie <3 Get well soon Avril 🙂

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