Avril Lavigne Had Lyme Disease?

Oh jeeez…this is scary news. Remember when Avril Lavigne posted a very vague message to Twitter late last year letting the world know she was dealing with some kind of health issue?

“I feel bad because I haven’t been able to say anything to the fans to let them [know] why I’ve been absent,” Lavigne tweeted. “I’m not feeling well. I’m having some health issues. So please keep me in your prayers.”

With little to go on, speculation went from pregnancy to a marriage in distress to cancer, but in a new interview with People magazine, Avril has finally shed light on her harrowing health condition. Turns out the rock grrl was suffering from a severe case of Lyme disease, which was likely contracted from a tick bite.

Apparently signs of the disease first surfaced during a trip to Vegas in celebration of her 30th birthday.

“I could barely eat, and when we went to the pool, I had to leave and go lie in bed,” she shared. “I felt like I couldn’t breathe, I couldn’t talk and I couldn’t move. I thought I was dying.”

Bed ridden for five long months, Avril has finally turned a corner and is on the road to a full recovery which includes releasing a new song, “Fly” for the Special Olympics.

Good to hear Avril isn’t going anywhere anytime soon!