“Keep me in your prayers”: Singer reveals hidden illness

Fans of Avril Lavigne are sending her good wishes via Twitter after the star reportedly revealed she was suffering from “health issues” that have prevented her from working.

The Girlfriend singer finished up a tour of Asia and North and South America in mid-August but seems to have been taking some downtime since then.

Fan site Avril Music Charts tweeted a screenshot of an exchange on Facebook which apparently took place with the star.

When asked if she had plans to record any new music, having not released an album for two years, Avril responded by saying, “I feel bad because I haven’t been able to say anything to the fans to let them no [sic] why I've been absent. I'm torn as I'm quite private… I'm not feeling well. I'm having some health issues. So please keep me in your prayers."

Although no official statement has been made, Avril did say “thank you” to the fan site via Twitter when they posted a message asking fans to send good wishes to the singer.

ET Canada reports that the singer has not been spotted in public since her 30th birthday party in September.

Avril celebrated the big 3-0 with a bash at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas.

We hope she is doing okay and is on the mend!