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Avril Lavigne expects to recover fully from Lyme disease

Avril Lavigne, pictured in February 2014. Chung Sung-Jun / Getty Images

TORONTO — Canadian singer Avril Lavigne said Monday she expects to make a full recovery from Lyme disease.

“I’m about halfway through my treatment,” she said in an interview with ABC News.

“I’m doing a lot better. Seeing a lot of progress. I’m just really grateful to know that, like, I will make [a] 100 per cent recovery.”

Lavigne, 30, was diagnosed with Lyme disease early this year after months of feeling sick.

“I literally became bedridden last October,” she recalled.

Doctors suggested everything from chronic fatigue syndrome to depression. In December, she told fans she was having health issues.

Finally, the Ontario-born singer saw a specialist.

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“When you’re a specialist, you also really know the disease inside and out and you can diagnose their symptoms.”

Lavigne said she contracted Lyme disease from a tick bite in spring 2014.

Her treatment regimen includes antibiotics and plenty of rest.

“There is hope. You can get better,” she said.

Lavigne said support from her fans helped her through the worst of the illness.

“Honestly, I felt very, very loved,” she recalled. “And it sounds silly saying it, but I really truly did feel my fans through the process.”

Lavigne’s husband, Nickelback lead singer Chad Kroeger is set to undergo surgery on his vocal cords after doctors discovered a cyst. The band announced last week it was cancelling the remaining dates on the North American leg of the No Fixed Address tour.

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