Rock star reveals bug bite left her bedridden for 5 months

In a new interview with People, Avril explains that she actually suffered from a severe case of Lyme disease.

Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne is opening about her serious health issues that had the 30-year-old bedridden for five months last year.

In a conversation with fan account @AvrilMusicChart in December, Avril shared that she's been absent from the public eye recently due to "health issues," but didn't elaborate further. Instead, she simply asked fans to pray for her, which not surprisingly, raised many eyebrows.

In a new interview with People, Avril explains that she actually suffered from a severe case of Lyme disease. She believes she was bit by a tick sometime last spring.

"I had no idea a bug bite could do this," Avril tells the magazine about the disease, whose early symptoms include fever, headache and feeling tired. "I was bedridden for five months."

The "Sk8er Boi" singer says she was feeling lethargic and lightheaded for months before her diagnosis, but during a Las Vegas trip with her girlfriends for her 30th birthday last September, her symptoms became too much to ignore.

"I could barely eat, and when we went to the pool, I had to leave and go lie in bed," she recalls.

"I felt like I couldn't breathe, I couldn't talk and I couldn't move. I," she says about her experience with the infectious disease.

The Canadian pop star has since been recovering at her home in Ontario, and is now "80 percent" better, reports Entertainment Today.

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