Avril Lavigne Sends Message of Support to Justin Bieber

Some words of encouragement after his Lyme disease reveal

January 9, 2020

Avril Lavigne wants you to know, there is hope for people suffering from Lyme disease.

The “Complicated” singer revealed her own Lyme disease diagnosis in 2015, and was quick to show her support for Justin Bieber this week when he revealed that he’s been struggling with the disease.

“There are too many people that have this debilitating disease! People I love and care about and many friends and fans I have crossed paths with. To everyone affected by Lyme, I want to tell you that there is HOPE,” she wrote on Instagram. “Because Lyme is a daily struggle, for the better part of two years, I was really sick and fighting for my life.”

The singer shares that putting together her new album saved her life, but the bad days still come and go. “I never want others to suffer the way that I did, and because of that it is now my mission to raise awareness and funds that will help eradicate this life-altering disease.”

A portion of the proceeds from each show on Avril Lavigne’s tour and her merchandise sales go directly to the fight against Lyme disease, and her foundation helps those dealing with this and other serious illnesses.

“Our initiatives enable us to provide HOPE and expand the number of lives we’re able to transform,” she continued. “TOGETHER we can do this.”

Evan Rachel Wood spoke out in the comments section too, sharing her own experience with Lyme disease. “I had it as a child. It’s brutal and I still suffer symptoms,” the Westworld star wrote. “Thank you for spreading awareness. There needs to be more research for this disease.”

You can learn more about the Avril Lavigne Foundation here.

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