Avril Lavigne broke down in tears while discussing her battle with Lyme disease on Good Morning America.
The “Fly” singer revealed that getting a diagnosis was one of the hardest parts of her fight — but since she found out what the problem was last year, it has been all uphill.
“I was in Los Angeles, and it was literally the worst time of my life,” Lavigne said about her medical experience. “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?’
“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.’
“I started going to other doctors and specifically telling them and asking, ‘I have Lyme disease. I know I do. Can you check me?’ Then I finally figured out, ‘Find a Lyme specialist.'”
Now, months later, the singer can finally say she is on the mend.
“I’m doing a lot better; seeing a lot of progress,” said Lavigne. “I’m just really grateful to know that I will make a 100 percent recovery.”
The singer posted a pic of her drug regimen on Instagram — and it’s no joke.
“I’m so excited to be this far along in my treatment. 6 months of fighting and killing!! Grateful for the Dr.s God gave me that I searched high and low for to help me. Powering through the last bit of this like a mother f***ing champion! Ps. Be careful wherever you are in the world of ticks and other insects that not only carry Lyme Disease but other infections too. EDUCATE YOURSELF. Most Dr.s are not literate in the world of Lyme. Do your own research (sic)!!”
That’s a lot of pills! We’re so glad to hear she is doing better.