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Avril Lavigne on Her Lyme Disease Battle: 'I Thought I Was Dying'

Avril Lavigne on Her Lyme Disease Battle: 'I Thought I Was Dying'

Avril Lavigne opens up about her diagnosis and experience with Lyme Disease in the latest issue of People magazine, on newsstands April 3.

Here’s what the 30-year-old entertainer had to share with the mag:

On realizing she had it while in Vegas with friends: “I could barely eat, and when we went to the pool, I had to leave and go lie in bed. My friends asked, ‘What’s wrong?’ I didn’t know. I had no idea a bug bite could do this. I was bedridden for five months. I felt like I couldn’t breathe, I couldn’t talk and I couldn’t move. I thought I was dying.”

On her fans: “They were asking about me since I was MIA, so I mentioned to one fan directly that I wasn’t feeling good. The get-well messages and videos they sent touched me so deeply. I lay in bed watching them and cried so much because I felt loved.”

On her future and feeling “80 percent” better: “This was a wake-up call. I really just want to enjoy life from here on out.”

For more on Avril, visit People.com.

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