Avril Lavigne was quick to show her support for Justin Bieber this week when he revealed that he’s been struggling with the disease, after her own Lyme disease diagnosis in 2015.
“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.”
Avril says 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.