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Avril Lavigne Breaks Down In First Interview Since Lyme Disease Diagnosis

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Late last year, Avril Lavigne fans started to get worried about their idol as she was dropping hints on social media about being unwell, but not elaborating on what was going on. Many assumed she was in rehab, but in fact she was receiving treatment for a pretty bad case of Lyme Disease which left her bed-bound for five months – an experience she admitted she thought would kill her. On Monday, she did her first TV interview since the diagnosis on Good Morning America, and it was pretty heartbreaking, to be honest.

“I was in Los Angeles, and it was literally the worst time of my life,” Lavigne, 30, said about her frustrating medical appointments. “I was seeing every specialist, and literally like the top doctors … It was so stupid. They would pull up their computer and be like, ‘Chronic fatigue syndrome’ or ‘Why don’t you try to get out of bed, Avril, and just go play the piano?’ or ‘Are you depressed?’

“This is what they do to a lot of people that have Lyme disease. They don’t have an answer for them, so they tell them … ‘You’re crazy.’ “

She found a Lyme Disease specialist after doing research online for a few months on her symptoms and seems to be doing better now and is “seeing a lot of progress”, but it’s been a tough experience. I feel for her – it seems like a terrible illness.

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Avril Lavigne was bed-bound for five months and thought she would die

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The last we heard from Avril Lavigne, we actually… hadn’t heard anything at all. She’d gone quiet, only thanking fans for their continued prayers as she battled some kind of illness that most were speculating was actually a trip to rehab. However, the truth has finally been revealed, and it wasn’t drugs that got Avril down, but Lyme disease.

From People:

“I had no idea a bug bite could do this,” says Lavigne, who believes she was bit by a tick sometime last spring. “I was bedridden for five months.”

The Canadian singer has been recuperating at her home in Ontario, where she spends time with family, watches movies and keeps up with fans through social media.

“I felt like I couldn’t breathe, I couldn’t talk and I couldn’t move,” she says. “I thought I was dying.”

“There were definitely times I couldn’t shower for a full week because I could barely stand,” she says. “It felt like having all your life sucked out of you.”

And while she had her share of dark moments, one thing that helped her get through the long days was knowing her fans were out there, waiting for her to get better.

“They were asking about me since I was MIA, so I mentioned to one fan directly that I wasn’t feeling good,” Lavigne says, referencing a private Twitter message in December that went viral. “The get-well messages and videos they sent touched me so deeply.”

Apparently she’s 80% better now – her mom had to move in to take care of her for months while she recuperated. That sounds rough – I knew Lyme disease was serious, but I had no idea it was THAT serious. Glad she’s feeling better and is back on her feet.

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Avril Lavigne might be in rehab

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Avril Lavigne has been having a bit of a rough time lately. Her marriage to Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger is apparently in trouble and according to some private messages she shared with a fan earlier this month, she’s been experiencing some undisclosed “health issues”:

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Huh. Sounds pretty serious, eh? Well, according to some reports, the “health issues” Avril is experiencing are basically the result of partying too hard, and she’s apparently been spending time in rehab to get her shit together… at least according to Star Magazine.

After dropping out of the public eye for more than two months and refusing to answer to concerned love ones, the startling note had everyone wondering what’s wrong with the singer. “The buzz in her inner circle is that she’s been in rehab for depression and substance abuse issues,” a source close to the singer says. “Avril was an emotional wreck over her marital problems, and she turned to partying to deal with the pain.”

Basically, she’s headed for divorce and between her failed marriage and the fact that her career is pretty much over, she’s losing it bigtime.

And now, it appears that partying away her problems has damaged her health. “Avril feels more alone now than ever and just wants to make it through this,” the source adds. “Everyone hopes that if she is indeed with rehab, it serves her well and she learns better coping mechanisms. She’s got a lot of wonderful people in her life; she just needs to swallow her pride and embrace them.”

Huh. Here’s hoping whatever’s going on gets sorted out soon.

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Avril Lavigne Gets A Makeunder


Avril Lavigne is always seen with heavy black eyeliner. We’re talking super heavy, like this isn’t unusual for her. She even wore thick black eyeliner at her wedding. So it seems Allure magazine went where no one’s gone before and stripped Avril of her signature black liner. Here’s the result:


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Which look is better for Avril?
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Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger’s Marriage Seems Fun… Not!

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Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger recently tied the knot after a whirlwind romance that would rival that of Elizabeth Taylor and Tim Burton, and they’ve got a fool-proof method to make sure nothing comes between them: marriage rules! That’s right, Avril and Chad are both banned from having any alcohol or going to any nightclubs without each other, no matter how long they’re apart. Because nothing says “loving, trusting relationship” like prohibiting your other half from doing anything fear that s/he might not have enough self control not to cheat on you.

From People:

“We don’t drink when we’re apart,” says Kroeger. “Ever. Even if we’re apart for weeks.” Lavigne says that it’s just the responsible thing to do. “We want to protect what we have,” she says.

No nightclubs. “We don’t want to go anywhere that you’re asking for trouble,” says Kroeger. He adds, “I don’t want to be in Europe texting her, like ‘Where are you?’ ” he says. “This way we don’t have to worry about any of that stuff.”

LOL. I mean, listen – if they’re both okay with this, then whatever, everyone Namaste and all that. And there is, of course, the added element of their “fame”, which means paparazzi will make shit up if they see one of them out and they happen to be talking to someone of the opposite sex, even if it’s just to order a drink. Also, if you’re married, I don’t really see why you’d be big into the club scene anyway. To dance? I mean, maybe, but… not really, so I can sorta see the motivation behind this. I still think it’s corny and probably largely based on the fact that Avril cheated on Derek Whibley when they were together (right?). Who even knows.

I think they’ll be divorced within the next two years.

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Avril Lavigne Is Still 12, But Also “Sexual” in ‘Hello Kitty’

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Avril Lavigne wants to assault our ears with a new song called ‘Hello Kitty’ which is apparently about her love of the Japanese cartoon brand but also has a “flirtatious” and “sexual” side to it… and that makes me want to chop off my eyes and ears.

Here’s what she told Digital Spy about the track:

“‘Hello Kitty’ was such an interesting topic and subject,” she said. “It was really exciting for me.

“I didn’t want it to sound like anything I’d done before. I wanted it to sound over the top so I ended up hiring a new producer to help me with it.”

Asked if the song has a double meaning, she replied: “Obviously it’s flirtatious and somewhat sexual, but it’s genuinely about my love for Hello Kitty as well!”

Okay, please tell me what fucked up universe you have to live in to associate a child’s cartoon cat brand and sex? Unless you’re a plushie, but even then… girl, keep that behind closed doors. I don’t think Avril’s mentality has evolved beyond a 13-year-old’s, so we’ll have to give her a pass on this one.

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Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger Did a Duet Just For You

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Canada’s Wills & Kate, Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger, united in holy matrimony over the summer and as if that celebration of love wasn’t enough, they’ve now recorded a duet together and it’s here just for you. The song is called ‘Let Me Go’ and will appear on Avril’s upcoming album, which is out this November. I find it interesting that the song is about breaking up and letting go. Why not a song about your undying passion for one another and/or poutine? Come on, people!

To be honest, it’s not quite as bad as I thought it was. It actually rivals the Katy Perry/John Mayer duet for awfulness, which is quite high praise for these two. What do you think? Don’t lie – I know you’re going to order it on iTunes!

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