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Avril Lavigne Makes a Triumphant Return to the Stage! (Video)

Avril Lavigne takes to the stage to perform at the 2015 Special Olympics World Games opening ceremony on Saturday (July 25) in Los Angeles.

The 30-year-old singer performed her new single “Fly” in her first appearance on stage since revealing her battle with Lyme disease.

Other stars taking to the stage included Nicole Scherzinger, Eva Longoria, Stevie Wonder, Maria Shriver, and First Lady Michelle Obama.

“Honored to have performed my song Fly at the opening ceremony for the Special Olympics tonight. All proceeds go to support the Special Olympics,” Avril wrote on her Instagram account. “This was a very beautiful night for me. Congratulations to all the athletes. Thank you to everyone who supports the Avril Lavigne Foundation. It has been a difficult year fighting through Lyme Disease for me and I am so happy to have made it on stage tonight for the first performance in a year. Thank you for having me and please enjoy my song Fly. I wrote this song to encourage people who are facing challenges, to encourage strength and to empower. Xoxo.”


Avril Lavigne – Fly (Live at Special Olympics 2015)

FYI: Avril is wearing alice + olivia. Michelle is wearing an alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet tank and skirt.

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Avril Lavigne Is All Smiles After Her Emotional 'GMA' Interview

Avril Lavigne shows off her big smile while posing next to husband Chad Kroeger in a new selfie posted to Instagram on Monday (June 29).

“Driving around after a big morning with my GMA interview. Cried on national television this am. So embarrassing. Lol. Thankful to God that I am recovering, finally getting on with my life and ready to help other people,” the 30-year-old singer captioned another photo taken in the car.

Avril appeared on Good Morning America that morning in a pre-taped interview to open up about her battle with Lyme disease.

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Avril Lavigne Tears Up While Discussing Lyme Disease Battle

Avril Lavigne tearfully opened up about her battle with Lyme disease while making an appearance on Good Morning America on Monday (June 29) in a pre-taped interview.

“I’m about halfway through my treatment,” the 30-year-old singer said in the interview. “I’m doing a lot better. Seeing a lot of progress. … I’m just really grateful to know that, like, I will make [a] 100 percent recovery.”

Avril says that trying to get diagnosed was the worst time of her life.

“I literally became bedridden last October,” Avril said, adding that she saw many doctors who were not able to give her a diagnosis. “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?’ It’s like, ‘Are you depressed?’”

“There is hope. Lyme disease does exist. And you can get better,” Avril added. “I really just want to go out there and truly do what I love. So I’m so excited for life after this.”


Avril Lavigne Tears Up While Discussing Lyme Disease Battle

Avril Lavigne Shows Her Support for the Special Olympics in 'Fly' Music Video - Watch Here!

Avril Lavigne hits the recording studio in the brand new music video for her song “Fly“!

“It’s just about inner strength and courage,” the 30-year-old singer said of the song on GMA. “This song took on a whole new meaning for me while I was sick, which was pretty magical.”

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“I wanted the athletes to be the stars of the video and, just like the message of the song, to show the world that they can overcome the challenges and that everyone is meant to shine,” Avril continued.

The song is available on iTunes and all the proceeds of “Fly” will go directly to 2015 Special Olympics – Watch the music video below!


Avril Lavigne – “Fly for Special Olympics”

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Avril Lavigne's Next Single 'Fly' Gets April 16 Release - See Official Artwork Here!

Check out the awesome artwork for Avril Lavigne‘s next single “Fly“!

The 30-year-old singer’s single is set to be released next week on Thursday, April 16.

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“So excited to release #Fly to support @SpecialOlympics w/ @AvrilFoundation next week!! Check out cover art! #reachup,” Avril tweeted about the song.

If you weren’t aware, all proceeds from sales of the song will be donated to the Special Olympics.

Mark your calendars, the 2015 Special Olympics World Games is scheduled to take place from July 25 – August 2 in Los Angeles. We can’t wait!

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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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