Avril Lavigne was stuck on bed for five months, because she suffered Lyme Disease.
If you’re wondering why Avril Lavigne stayed out of the headlines and out of the limelight for so long, it’s because she suffered Lyme Disease for the past five months.
The 30 year old Canadian singer managed to stay out of any headlines and out of the paparazzi’s cameras for almost half a year. How did such a well-known celebrity manage to do it? The real reason isn’t as fancy as you might think. No, Lavigne and her rock star husband Chad Kroeger didn’t fly off to some isolated island on a romantic escape from civilization. The Hello Kitty singer actually suffered a Lyme Disease.
Back in December last year she raised worries among her fans when she posted on her Twitter account that she was suffering from an undisclosed disease and asked her fan base to pray for her. Nowadays she has finally revealed the reason for that troubling message and why she wanted everyone to pray for her. In an interview for People Magazine the blond singer shared that she got bitten by a tick somewhere in early 2014 and by the time she celebrated her 30th birthday in September she was feeling extremely weak.
Unfortunately, doctors weren’t able to diagnose her and they discovered the Lyme Disease in its later stages. Avril shared that there were times, during which she thought she would die, because she couldn’t breathe or move at all, let alone stand up. The star was bedridden for the past five months thanks to the nasty disease. Fortunately for her and for her fans, she’s better now. Avril stated that she was already “80% recovered” from the disease and that she’s still finding it hard to believe how a single bug can do so much damage.
The Lyme Disease is usually transmitted through a tick bite and it can’t be caught it early stages.