Avril Lavigne is back! After battling Lyme disease for about two years, the singer has announced she's ready to release a new album in 2017. "I wanted to first thank my fans for your patience & support during my time away throughout my battle with Lyme Disease over the past 2 years," she wrote in an Instagram post. "It hasn't just been a hard battle but it's also been enlightening and will reflect in my new music, artistry, life, and personally."
Lavigne continued to reveal she's been working on new music, saying "I can't wait to open up and share my heart with you! I'm excited for you guys to hear the new songs." The 32-year-old's sixth album will be the follow-up to her 2013 self-titled effort, which featured the controversial "Hello Kitty" single.
The exciting news comes after a difficult time for Avril, who told People last April that Lyme disease had her 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," the singer explained. "I felt like I couldn't breathe, I couldn't talk and I couldn't move. I thought I was dying."
Avril was last heard on "Get Over Me," her collaboration with Nick Carter in November 2015. But before we get more details on the album's release, go back in time (2004 to be exact) where Avril talks about her pink slime hair disaster while filming the video for "He Wasn't":