TORONTO — Avril Lavigne has revealed she was bedridden for five months suffering from Lyme disease.
“I felt like I couldn’t breathe, I couldn’t talk and I couldn’t move,” the Canadian singer told People. “I thought I was dying.”
“I had no idea a bug bite could do this,” said Lavigne, who suspects she was bitten last spring.
The singer told fans in early December that she was “not feeling well” and hinted at “some health issues.” Her tweets sparked speculation of a pregnancy or a split from husband Chad Kroeger, lead singer of Nickelback.
Lavigne, 30, told People she is back home in Ontario, where Kroeger takes care of her during breaks from his band’s tour and her mother Judy checks in on her.