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Avril recovering from Lyme Disease

Avril Lavigne is Recovering

Canadian pop star Avril Lavigne says she's recovering from a months-long battle with Lyme disease. 

The Napanee, Ont.-raised singer-songwriter tells People magazine she was diagnosed with a severe case of the disease last fall. 

In an exclusive cover story on the magazine's website, the 30-year-old says she was bedridden for five months. 

She says she could barely eat, had trouble breathing and moving, and thought she was ``dying.'' 

Lavigne says she thinks she came down with the disease when she was bit by a tick last spring. 

She's been recuperating at her home in Ontario with the help of her mom and her husband, Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger.