Avril Lavigne could use a shoulder to cry on about what happened last October when she was on tour, then bedridden for five months with Lyme disease, which she suspects was from a tick bite last spring.
“I’m about halfway through my treatment,” the Canadian singer broke down during her ABC News interview with Jesse Palmer. “I’m doing a lot better. Seeing a lot of progress… I’m just really grateful to know that, like, I will make [a] 100 percent recovery.”
The 30-year-old “Complicated” singer, who is also married to Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger, said the disease came at one of the worst times in her life.
Before she discovered it was Lyme disease, she recalled during the interview that many doctors and specialists who “would pull up their computer and be like, ‘Chronic fatigue syndrome.’ Or, ‘Why don’t you get out of bed, Avril, and just go play the piano?’ It’s like, ‘Are you depressed?'” Avril says about her past specialists
“This went on and off for a month,” Avril said about her night sweats and flu symptoms, “And I saw my doctor right away, got blood tests, got swabbed, and they didn’t really know what was wrong with me.”
Two months later with the same symptoms lingering, Lavigne suspected Lyme disease.
“I started going to other doctors and, like, specifically telling them and asking, like ‘I have Lyme disease. I know I do. Can you check me?'” she said. “Then I finally figured out, ‘Find a Lyme specialist.'”
The singer’s fans sent her countless videos and handwritten letters to give Lavigne hope and support after her Lyme disease diagnosis was confirmed. “I sat there in my bed and I watched the videos and, like, did exactly what I’m doing now. I cried through the whole thing,” Lavigne says through tears during the interview.
“Honestly, I felt very, very loved. And it sounds silly saying it, but I really truly did feel my fans through the process,” she adds.
Watch her interview right here on Star!