Avril Lavigne Announces First Single in Years Following Her Battle With Lyme Disease. On Thursday singer Avril Lavigne, who ruled the hearts of millions of fans across the world in the 2000s.
Avril Lavigne Announces First Single in Years Following Her Battle With Lyme Disease
Avril Lavigne announced through her website that she will release her first single in years, “Head Above Water” on September 19.
In an emotional letter to fans, the Lavigne revealed that in her five year absence she has been fighting Lyme Disease, but was able to turn her struggle into a powerful body of music.
Read the entire letter here, and check out Lavigne’s tweet below.
— Avril Lavigne (@AvrilLavigne) September 6, 2018
Lavigne wrote that she penned the single from bed, feeling like she was dying. “I had accepted death and could feel my body shutting down,” she explained. “I felt like I was drowning. Like I was going under water and I just needed to come up for air.” The music helped her find strength, and the release is her way of telling the story to fans.
“I have decided to be truthful about my struggle, open and more vulnerable than ever before,” she says, before announcing that her foundation will now provide Lyme prevention resources. Soon, she will launch an initiative to educate and help others fighting the disease.