Jan Cmela can relate to Avril Lavigne’s health issues and she’s hoping the Canadian pop singer’s voice will raise awareness in the battle against Lyme disease.
Lavigne revealed in a recent People Magazine interview she thought she was dying after a suspected tick bite in the spring of 2014.
“I had no idea a bug bite could do this,” Lavigne, 30, told the magazine. “I felt like I couldn’t breathe, I couldn’t talk and I couldn’t move … It felt like having all your life sucked out of you.”
The illness left Lavigne bedridden for five months. She continues to recuperate from the bacterial infection at home in Ontario.