Hey, keep your lil blond head up, GIRL.
Avril Lavigne has been MIA from ever since she was diagnosed with Lyme disease after her 30th birthday, hanging out in bed and pretty much checking twitter and journaling all day. BUT- the singer is still trying to stay positive and optimistic!
Lavigne reveals to Billboard magazine that disease has made her reevaluate her life and get them priorities STRAIGHT:
“I haven’t stopped working since I was 15… Just to have this downtime, this time spent with my family, has been really good for me just to take a step back and look at my life, and really get to see who in my life is really there for me when I need them. I’ve had a lot of time to just think, and I’ve never been so clear before, or as close to my family. So there’s been a lot of good that has come out of it. And moving forward, I’m really clear on what I want in life.”
Now, the Complicated performer is using her celebrity status as a platform to raise awareness for lyme disease:
“I feel like I have a responsibility — I can’t just sit on my ass and do nothing. I need to talk about Lyme disease, because it’s real, it’s out there, it was a simple bug bite and it could happen to anybody. People need to know about it, because it’s not talked about that much and a lot of the information that’s out there is inaccurate.”
GOOD ON YOU, AVRIL.