Lyme disease is a bacterial infection one gets from the bite of an infected tick and the first symptom is usually a rash. The 'Girlfriend' hit-maker Avril Lavigne was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2014. After fighting Lyme disease, the 30-year-old singer, recently gave her first public performance in more than a year at the opening ceremony for the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles.
Debuting her latest single 'Fly' at the ceremony, Lavigne said, "It was a very beautiful night for me and I also thank the fans who support the Avril Lavigne Foundation." The singer also shared a photo of herself singing in an embellished black Alice + Olivia gown on Instagram and captioned it, "Honored to have performed my song Fly at the opening ceremony for the Special Olympics tonight."
Talking about her disease, Lavigne said, "It had been a difficult year fighting through Lyme disease and I am happy to have made it on Olympics stage for my first performance in a year."