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Avril Lavigne Talks About Lyme Disease During Her First Red Carpet Appearance In Two Years

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Avril Lavigne Talks About Lyme Disease During Her First Red Carpet Appearance In Two Years

It's been a rough few years for Avril Lavigne, but after struggling with Lyme disease for half a decade - she is ready for a comeback.

Speaking to E! News at the 25th annual Race To Erase MS Gala, Lavigne revealed that everything is 'brighter' as she walked her first red carpet (technically orange) in two years.

The 33-year-old Canadian singer-songwriter, who became a music icon with hits such as 'Complicated' and 'Sk8ter Boi', revealed in 2015 that she had been diagnosed with Lyme disease.

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Lyme disease is a bacterial infection which is spread by ticks and symptoms include a high temperature, tiredness and loss of energy.

Speaking to E! News at the gala in Beverly Hills, California, the singer, said: "To have also gone through my own personal struggle with Lyme disease, having my own foundation, it's just even more meaningful, you know, when you go through something like that.

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Credit: PA

"I've not even been able to come to one of these events for a few years, I've been tucked away and hibernating and healing and it's very up and down. Everything is brighter.

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"I've always been a really grounded and grateful person but it changes a lot. The simple things in life are what means the most really, I'm happy to be here, happy to be supporting."

For the past couple of months, Lavigne has been posting on Instagram photos of herself in a recording studio.

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Credit: Instagram/avrillavigne

And teasing about her new album, which will be the first since 2013, she said: "It's a really powerful record I've been working on this for three years.

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"I can actually say this time I'm going to be done with this album in two weeks and I will put it out this year.

"I was ready but just kept going and I've been writing songs that are really just powerful and true and honest and sincere and I think people will really be able to relate to it.

"I've gone through a lot of personal stuff in the past few years and so I've really drawn from that. This album is so different. I'm producing too.

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Credit: Instagram/avrillavigne
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"I know my fans have been waiting for a long time and some of them are unhappy they are like 'OK, what's going on with this album?'

"But trust me I'm doing everything I can and I just want to be ready and everything to be perfect.

"A lot of care has gone into this, all the waiting and hard work on my end will pay off, I promise."

But is it even her, speaking on the unconventional orange-coloured carpet?

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Credit: PA

Because let's not forget the bizarre conspiracy theories that were knocking around saying that the singer-songwriter had died back in 2003 and been replaced by doppelgänger called Melissa Vandella.

Subscribers to this theory think it explains why Avril's music and look changed. Not because she grew up and the 'scene' changed. No, no, no it was definitely the death-cover-up thing (obvs).

Anyway, let's hop back on that spaceship now and get back to earth, please.

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Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Celebrity, Music, Inspirational, Charity, Avril Lavigne, Song, Medical, Health, album, US

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