Avril Lavigne on being bedridden for 2 years: “I accepted that I was dying”
Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne admitted that there was a point in her life that she accepted death because she was bedridden for two years.
Back in 2015, the famous celebrity shared that she was diagnosed with Lyme disease. It is bacterial infection spread to humans by infected ticks.
Since that time, Avril has opened up to her fans about her health battle. During her recent interview with Billboard Magazine, the singer said that she was ready to face death that time.
“I had accepted that I was dying and I felt in that moment like I was underwater and drowning, and I was trying to come up to gasp for air. And literally under my breath, I was like, ‘God, help me keep my head above the water,” she shared.
Because of what happened, she was inspired to write her latest singer since 2015.
That moment of distress, an inspiration came to Avril Lavigne and she was able to create the song, Head Above Water.
She also said that during the time she was bedridden, she took that moment to write songs and her latest single was the one she wrote when she felt that she was dying.
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“And so head above water sounds like the prayer it is. And on the track, Lavigne‘s voice is huge, swollen with gratitude at its own existence, a whole chorus coming from one tiny body. It is both surprising and perfect that Avril Lavigne has a hit on the Billboard hot Christian songs chart” @billboard Link in Bio
Avril shared that the song is really powerful for her and that she hopes it will also inspire other people.
Behind what happened to her, she is thankful that she has her music because it help a lot for her recovery.
“I’m happy and grateful to had music because through this entire process, I’ve always in my life but especially through fighting a disease and like having my art to pull me out of everything that goes with battling a disease,” she shared during the interview.