Singer Avril Lavigne ‘thought she was dead’ after contracting disease
Top singing star Avril Lavigne says that she was stranded in bed for 5 months with Lymes disease and thought she was dying. “I felt like I couldn’t breathe, I couldn’t talk and I couldn’t move,” the singer told US celebrity magazine People. She was diagnosed with the condition, which is spread by ticks, at the end of last year. Symptoms include a rash and flu symptoms, like tiredness, headaches and muscle or joint pain.
The 30-year-old says she could often barely stand, saying: “There were definitely times I couldn’t shower for a full week. “It felt like having all your life sucked out of you.” There had been rumours about the singer’s health when she hadn’t been seen in public for months. But she now says she’s “80%” better after being cared for by her mum and husband, Nickelback singer Chad Kroeger.
Avril Lavigne hasn’t released an album since 2013, but recently announced she had written a song for the Special Olympics, which open in July in Los Angeles.