So glad to see progress!
Avril Lavigne is improving in her treatment for Lyme disease — which the 30-year-old got while touring in 2014 — and now, she’s discussing it on Good Morning America.
The singer spoke to Jesse Palmer about her ordeal, and what she had to go through while doctors were trying to figure out her diagnosis:
“I literally became bedridden last October. They would pull up their computer and be like, ├óΓé¼╦£Chronic fatigue syndrome.’ Or, ├óΓé¼╦£Why don’t you try to get out of bed, Avril, and just go play the piano?’ It’s like, ├óΓé¼╦£Are you depressed?’ This went on and off for a month. And I saw my doctor right away, got blood tests, got swabbed, and they didn’t really know what was wrong with me.”
Avril is a tough cookie, relaying how she dealt with the tick bite for two months before a specialist diagnosed her:
“I started going to other doctors and, like, specifically telling them and asking, like, ├óΓé¼╦£I have Lyme disease. I know I do. Can you check me?’ Then I finally figured out, ‘Find a Lyme specialist.’ And the thing is, when you’re a specialist, you also really know the disease inside and out and you can diagnose their symptoms.”
Lavigne, married to Nickelback lead singer Chad Kroeger, was bedridden for five months, watching fan videos to draw strength and feel support:
“I sat there in my bed and I watched the videos and, like, did exactly what I’m doing now. I cried through the whole thing. Honestly, I felt very, very loved. And it sounds silly saying it, but I really truly did feel my fans through the process.”
But there is good news! Avril was optimistic about life after Lyme disease, too:
“There is hope. Lyme disease does exist. And you can get better. I really just want to go out there and truly do what I love. So I’m so excited for life after this.”
Yay!!! Ch-ch-check out the emotional video (below):
[Image via Judy Eddy/WENN.]