Music helped me heal: Avril

AVRIL Lavigne said her new music helped her “heal” following a particularly bad battle with Lyme Disease.

The Complicated hitmaker has been battling with Lyme Disease, a bacterial infection spread through infected ticks, and she admits heading into the studio to work on her new single and album has helped her.

She said, “Music has been more healing than ever for me. I was at a point where I wasn’t sure whether I’d be working or even doing music again, and then I started writing songs from my bedroom. Head Above Water and Warrior were the first two songs that I wrote, and then they just kept coming. It was cool for me to see because it showed me that music is such a big part of who I am without even thinking about it or trying to make a record.”

And the 34-year-old singer admitted it is a “little scary” getting back into the swing of things as she plans to promote her new music.

She added to USA Today, “It’s a little scary. I’m like, ‘I just want to step into this, pace myself and enjoy every moment’. Making that record was a big milestone for me and something I’m really proud of, and now I’m [starting to] get back up on stage. So I have my family with me and a good group of people around me that are helping me get through this.” – BANG!