Avril Lavigne recovering from Lyme Disease: 'I thought I was dying'

Published Wednesday, Apr 1 2015, 14:39 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Avril Lavigne has revealed she's recovering from Lyme Disease.

The 'Complicated' singer sparked concerns last year when she told a fan via Twitter: "I'm not feeling well. I'm having some health issues. So please keep me your prayers."

Now, she has confirmed the diagnosis was Lyme Disease, a bacterial infection spread to humans by infected ticks that causes symptoms including fatigue, joint pain, rash and fever.

Avril Lavigne attends her album launch party at FINALE in New York, 5 November 2013

© WENN / Alberto Reyes

Avril, 30, has told People magazine she fell ill around her 30th birthday in October, saying: "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."

She ended up back home in Ontario, Canada, where her family looked after her.

It was a long road to recovery and she admitted some weeks even having a shower was a struggle because of her exhaustion: "It felt like having all your life sucked out of you."

Now Avril - who is married to Nickelback's Chad Kroeger - is on the road to recovery.

Last year, she had denied claims that her health issues were a cover for being in rehab, branding the speculation "hilarious".



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