Last December, we learned Avril Lavigne was dealing with some health issues, but we had no idea what it was or how serious it was until now.
In a new interview with People, the 30-year-old singer opened up about her crippling battle with Lyme Disease.
For months, Avril hadn’t been feeling like herself, but doctors couldn’t pinpoint what was causing her to feel ill. Eventually, she was diagnosed with a severe case of Lyme Disease.
The “Complicated” singer became so sick she that she ended up bedridden for five months. She admitted, “I thought I was dying.”
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.
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.
This was a wake-up call. I really just want to enjoy life from here on out.
God is good. I’m so happy to hear Avril Lavigne is back on her feet and feeling well.
Lyme Disease ain’t no joke!