Avril Lavigne is welcoming 2017 with a bang!
The singer announced on Monday, Dec. 26, that she’s finishing up her sixth studio album, which will be released within the next year. Her last one came out in late 2013 before she was diagnosed with Lyme Disease.
"Hi Everyone!! I wanted to first thank my fans for your patience & support during my time away throughout my battle with Lyme Disease over the past 2 years. It hasn't just been a hard battle but it's also been enlightening and will reflect in my new music, artistry, life, and personally," the 32-year-old shared.
"I will always continue to make it a priority to fight and raise awareness about Lyme Disease with the Avril Lavigne Foundation."
She continued, "I'm really happy to announce that I am now working on new music and I will be releasing a new album in 2017. I can't wait to open up and share my heart with you! I'm excited for you guys to hear the new songs. It's going to be an amazing 2017!"
Avril’s last single, “Fly,” was written specifically for the 2015 Special Olympics, so longtime fans of the Grammy winner were thrilled with the update.
The blonde beauty previously opened up at length about her debilitating illness in June 2015, calling it the “worst time of my life.”
"I literally became bedridden [in October 2014],” she said at the time, adding that she had trouble getting a proper diagnosis for her disease. “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?’ It’s like, ‘Are you depressed?’”
She added, "I felt like I couldn't breathe, I couldn't talk and I couldn't move. I thought I was dying."
We’re so happy to hear that the musician is feeling better!