Avril Lavigne Suffers From Lyme Disease
Some of you might have noticed that Avril Lavigne simply disappeared from the spotlight last year, and there were rumors that she was dealing with some sort of medical problem.
Of course, there were rumors about her marriage, but now Avril opened up in this week’s People Magazine and revealed that she has been battling Lyme disease since last October.
“I could barely eat, and when we went to the pool, I had to leave and go lie in bed. My friends asked, ‘What’s wrong?’ I didn’t know.”
She was quickly diagnosed with a severe case of Lyme disease, a disease transmitted to humans by the bite of infected ticks.
“I had no idea a bug bite could do this. I was bedridden for five months. I felt like I couldn’t breathe, I couldn’t talk and I couldn’t move. I thought I was dying. There were definitely times I couldn’t shower for a full week because I could barely stand. It felt like having all your life sucked out of you.”
She is grateful to her fans for all their support and all the get-well messages and videos they sent to her, and hopes to continue with her life and career in the near future.
“I’m 80 percent better. This was a wake-up call. I really just want to enjoy life from here on out.”