Avril Lavigne Returns To Stage For First Time Since Sickness
Avril Lavigne has performed for the first time since opening up about her life-changing battle with Lyme disease.
Taking to the stage for the Special Olympics world Games in LA, the singer performed her new single Fly.
Taking to Instagram after the heart-felt performance, the 30-year-old told fans how special the performance was to her.
"It has been a difficult year fighting though Lyme Disease for me and I am so happy to have made it on stage tonight for the first performance in a year," she wrote.
"I wrote this song to encourage people who are facing challenges, to encourage strength and to empower."
Honored to have performed my song Fly at the opening ceremony for the Special Olympics tonight. All proceeds go to support the Special Olympics. This was a very beautiful night for me. Congratulations to all the athletes. Thank you to everyone who supports the Avril Lavigne Foundation. It has been a difficult year fighting through Lyme Disease for me and I am so happy to have made it on stage tonight for the first performance in a year. Thank you for having me and please enjoy my song Fly. I wrote this song to encourage people who are facing challenges, to encourage strength and to empower. Xoxo
Last month Lavigne opened up about her battle with Lyme disease during an emotional interview with Good Morning America.
During the appearance she broke down as she shared how she had been left bedridden and continually misdiagnosed for chronic fatigue and depression.
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