Avril Lavigne broke down in tears after she opened up about her highly publicized diagnosis of Lyme disease. In a very emotional interview, the pop star explains her battle with Lyme disease within the first year of her diagnosis. For months, Avril’s doctors didn’t know what was wrong, until she was finally diagnosed last year with the illness.
Lavigne opened up to Good Morning America during Monday’s hot button segment. She broke down in tears when she started to recount her misdiagnosis and her struggle with coping with Lyme Disease.
“I was in Los Angeles, and it was literally the worst time of my life. I was seeing every specialist, and literally like the top doctors… It was so stupid. They would pull up their computer and be like, ‘Chronic fatigue syndrome’ or ‘Why don’t you try to get out of bed, Avril, and just go play the piano?’ or ‘Are you depressed?'”
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Visibly reliving all of the emotions that she’s been through, it was easy to see that this was a frustrating and scary time for Avril Lavigne. She remembered how she was made to feel while she was going through the process of trying to figure out what was wrong with her.
“This is what they do to a lot of people that have Lyme disease. They don’t have an answer for them, so they tell them… ‘You’re crazy.’ “
Two months later, she took things into her own hands. She eventually landed on a Lyme disease specialist, who later diagnosed her. Now, Avril is learning how to cope with her illness.
“I’m doing a lot better; seeing a lot of progress. I’m just really grateful to know that I will make a 100 percent recovery.”
When she first opened up about her battle, Avril said she thought she was at her rope’s end, telling told People Magazine, “I had no idea a bug bite could do this. I was bedridden for five months. I felt like I couldn’t breathe, I couldn’t talk, and I couldn’t move. I thought I was dying.”
According to the singer, she thinks she was bitten by a tick last spring.
Check out Avril Lavigne’s emotional interview with Good Morning America.
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