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Avril Lavigne's New Song Relates Lyme Disease Struggle

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Avril Lavigne arriving at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards at Gibson Amphitheatre on Aug. 7, 2011 in Los Angeles. (Carrienelson1/Dreamstime.com)

Thursday, 20 September 2018 01:20 PM

Avril Lavigne is back after slipping under the radar and, to mark her return, the eight-time Grammy nominee released a new song Wednesday that was inspired by her struggle with Lyme disease.

The 33-year-old singer erupted onto the music scene in the early 2000s with her pop-punk debut album "Let go," which went multi-platinum and thrust Lavigne into the spotlight, Hello Magazine noted.

However, shortly after the release of her fifth self-titled album, her health began to wane, and in 2014 she was officially diagnosed with Lyme disease, according to her website.

Following the news, the artists fell into relative obscurity, and even sparked conspiracy theories that she had died and been replaced by a clone, as reported by NME.

However, Lavigne is determined to reclaim her place in the music scene with her newly released single, "Head above Water."

Opening up to People magazine, Lavigne recalled how she thought she was dying.

"I had accepted that I was going to die," she said. "My mom laid with me in bed and held me. I felt like I was drowning."

That night, she prayed to God to help her keep her head above the water, and at that moment the process for her new album had begun.

"It was like I tapped into something. It was a very spiritual experience," she said. "Lyrics flooded through me from that point on."

Lavigne previously dropped hints about a sixth full-length studio album on the way and in a June tweet, noted she was working on the finishing touches," although no official release date has been announced.

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