Avril Lavigne Reveals Mystery Illness

(Radio.com) Back in December, news spread that Avril Lavigne was dealing with a mystery illness after private messages she sent to a fan on Twitter were revealed.

"I feel bad because I haven't been able to say anything to the fans to let them no [sic] why I've been absent," Lavigne wrote. "I'm torn as I'm quite private´┐Ż I'm not feeling well. I'm having some health issues. So please keep me in your prayers."

Now the cause of Lavigne's illness has been revealed in the latest issue of People, which the pop-punk singer covers. It turns out that she has been battling Lyme disease.

Lavigne found out her diagnosis after her 30th birthday trip to Las Vegas last September. "I could barely eat, and when we went to the pool, I had to leave and go lie in bed," she said. "My friends asked, 'What's wrong?' I didn't know."

After seeing a doctor, Lavigne recalled she had been bitten by a tick in the springtime. "I had no idea a bug bite could do this," she recalls. "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." Read more here.

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