Avril Lavigne (@avrillavigne on Instagram)

Update (9/23): It looks like our lady Avril Lavigne is doing a bit better since her initial Lyme Disease diagnosis! She posted a few pics on Instagram, writing "This journey continues," quoting her song "Fly": "Just reach up, don’t give up until you’ve touch the sky ….. We were all meant to fly." Peep the new pics above and below. Get well soon, AL!

Avril Lavigne (@avrillavigne on Instagram)

Original Story (4/1): Late last year Avril Lavigne revealed she was battling some unknown illness via Twitter after a fan inquired about her current state. Today we've learned the "Hello Kitty" singer has been diagnosed with the tick-born ailment Lyme Disease.

Lavigne went on the record with Peopletelling the magazine

"I had no idea a bug bite could do this. I was bedridden for five months. There were definitely times I couldn't shower for a full week because I could barely stand. It felt like having all your life sucked out of you."

Apparently Lavigne contracted the disease when bitten by a tick last spring. She realized something was wrong when in Las Vegas for a birthday trip last October.

Let's hope for a speedy recovery!