Showing posts with label LYME DISEASE. Show all posts
Showing posts with label LYME DISEASE. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

AVRIL LAVIGNE'S LYME DISEASE TAKES BETTER TURN

Avril Lavigne





E! NEWS -- Things are on the up and up for Avril Lavigne.

Now more than two years after the pop rock singer went public with her Lyme disease diagnosis, a source tells E! News exclusively her health, music career and personal life is taking a turn for the better.

"Avril is in a really good place right now," our insider shares. "Her recovery has been going well and she's been getting stronger and stronger. She has more energy and has even been exercising."

The chronic condition left Lavigne, 32, bedridden for five months and sidelined her professional endeavors up until last December when she announced her sixth studio album. And good news, Avril fans! It appears new music from the "Complicated" singer (who recently moved into a new Los Angeles home) is closer than ever.

"She should be releasing new music by the end of the year," the source reveals. "It's been a slow process."

So what can music lovers expect from Lavigne now that her "Sk8r Boi" days are over? We're told the Canadian star drew inspiration from personal experiences related to Lyme disease and her 2015 divorce from Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger.

"She writes her own material and she's been through a lot with her marriage and her illness," the source explains. "She has a lot to say."

There's also a new man in Avril's life, who E! News has learned is music producer J.R. Rotem. The Israeli-American insider and Lavigne were photographed holding hands while out in Los Angeles Monday evening, and according to our source, things are moving toward a romantic relationship.

"J.R. is a producer she's been working with," the source says, describing the Israeli-American music man as successful and sober. "He's respected in the industry. Lately, they've started hanging out socially and there's definitely chemistry there. They're both so passionate about music."

The insider says of the friends, "They've been out a few times now and things seem to be headed in a romantic direction."

Lavigne was last linked to Ryan Cabreraafter the pair was spotted getting cozy on a dinner date and it was revealed that the singer-songwriter was living with her following a separate breakup.

Are you excited to see what's to come for Avril's future? Sound off in the comments! —Reporting by Beth Sobol



Monday, June 29, 2015

AVRIL LAVIGNE TALKS TO ABC NEWS ON LYME DISEASE

Avril Lavigne



This morning on “Good Morning America” singer Avril Lavigne sat down for an exclusive interview with ABC News’ Jesse Palmer to discuss her debilitating Lyme disease diagnosis.



Singer Avril Lavigne said she’s seeing progress in her treatment for Lyme disease, which struck her last year while she was on tour.



Her treatment regimen has included multiple antibiotics and ample rest.



“I'm about halfway through my treatment,” the Canadian singer said in an interview with ABC News’ Jesse Palmer. "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."



Lavigne, 30, said trying to get a diagnosis was the worst time of her life.



“I literally became bedridden last October,” the “Complicated” singer said, adding that she saw multiple specialists who failed to get to the root of the problem. “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?’”



Lavigne said she would wake up with night sweats and felt as though she had the flu.



“This went on and off for a month,” she said. "And I saw my doctor right away, got blood tests, got swabbed, and they didn't really know what was wrong with me."



It wasn’t until two months into the symptoms that she said she suspected Lyme disease.



“I started going to other doctors and, like, specifically telling them and asking, like, ‘I have Lyme disease. I know I do. Can you check me?’” she said. "Then I finally figured out, 'Find a Lyme specialist.'"



"And the thing is, when you're a specialist, you also really know the disease inside and out and you can diagnose their symptoms," Lavigne said.



After getting the diagnosis of Lyme disease, which Lavigne believes she got from a tick bite last spring, the singer was bedridden for five months in her Ontario home.



Lavigne, who is married to Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger, said her family and fans have helped her through her ordeal.



Many fans, she said, made videos and sent her letters and posters and other items to show their support.



“I sat there in my bed and I watched the videos and, like, did exactly what I'm doing now. I cried through the whole thing,” she said, laughing. “Honestly, I felt very, very loved. And it sounds silly saying it, but I really truly did feel my fans through the process.”