Avril Lavigne’s long absence from the public eye has finally been explained.
Avril appeared on the cover of this week’s People Magazine. In the published interview she discusses her battle with Lyme disease.
Here are the highlights of the interview.
About when she started getting really sick: “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.”
About being diagnosed with a severe case of Lyme disease: “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.”
About her fans: “They were asking about me since I was MIA, so I mentioned to one fan directly that I wasn’t feeling good. The get-well messages and videos they sent touched me so deeply.”
How she is now: “I’m 80 percent better. This was a wake-up call. I really just want to enjoy life from here on out.”