Avril Lavigne has finally opened up about her terrible battle with Lyme disease in a recent interview on Good Morning America.
The 30-year-old singer discussed how long it took to receive a real diagnosis, as she reportedly saw “every specialist, and literally, the top doctors” with none of them discovering the real problem.
The “Sk8er Boi” artist broke down crying when she recalled how doctors would ask her if she was depressed, insisting that “This is what they do to a lot of people who have Lyme disease. They don’t have an answer for them so they tell them, like, ‘You’re crazy.’”
In a previous interview, the singer explained how she thought she “was dying,” because she was weak, tired, and she couldn’t eat, talk or move much at all.
However, after a few awful months with no changes, Lavigne was finally put on the proper antibiotics and has been resting at home in Ontario.
Fortunately, she is expected to make a full recovery once she finishes the second-half of her treatment plan, and she is taking only positives from this overwhelmingly negative experience.
She said that it made her closer to her fans, as she would often tear up watching their videos and reading the social media posts that offered her support. She also claimed that getting through this illness feels like, “a second shot at life.”
Lavigne’s vision of her future has changed as she expressed excitement for what’s to come. During the interview she said, “I want to go out there and truly do what I love.”
You go, Avril!