Avril Lavigne’s battle with Lyme disease has been well documented over the years. In a recent interview with Billboard, she opened up about the health crisis that left her bed-bound for over two years. During this time, Avril felt like she was “trapped in her own body,” struggling to keep her head above water as she battled the debilitating symptoms of the disease. She even admitted to feeling like she was dying at one point.
Despite her struggles, Avril remained determined to keep fighting. In fact, her experience inspired her to write and record the title track on her last album, Head Above Water. The song is a powerful testament to her resilience and strength in the face of adversity.
But Avril is not alone in her battle with Lyme disease. Many other celebrities have also suffered from the long-lasting effects of a toxic tick bite. Celebrities like Shania Twain, Alec Baldwin, Ben Stiller, Amy Schumer, Kelly Osbourne, Yolanda Hadid, Bella Hadid, Justin Bieber, George W Bush, Crystal Hefner, Ryan Sutter, and Kelley Flanagan. have all spoken out about their struggles with the disease.
And it’s not just celebrities who are affected by Lyme disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are an estimated 500,000 new cases of Lyme disease in the United States every year. Unfortunately, Lyme disease can be difficult to diagnose, and many people go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed for years. This can lead to chronic symptoms that can have a significant impact on a person’s quality of life.
That’s why it’s important to raise awareness about Lyme disease and the potential risks of tick bites. By taking steps to protect ourselves from tick bites and seeking prompt medical attention if we experience any symptoms, we can help reduce the impact of this debilitating disease on individuals and communities alike.