It was nearly two years ago that Avril Lavigne was first diagnosed with Lyme disease.
On Monday, the 30-year-old singer opened up and spoke about her debilitating disease for the first time on camera.
Speaking to Jesse Palmer on Good Morning America, the Complicated singer broke down in tears when she discussed how doctors consistently told her that there was nothing wrong with her and that she was crazy.
“They would pull up their computer and be like, “Chronic fatigue syndrome.” Or, “Why don’t you try to get out of bed, Avril, and just go play the piano?” It’s like, “Are you depressed?” This went on and on for a month.”
Despite doctors misdiagnosing her, Avril suspected that she was suffering from Lyme disease two months into her symptoms and went to see a specialist.
The Canadian songstress said that it was a combination of the right doctor, her family and her fans that got her through her ordeal.
“I sat there in my bed and I watched the [fan created] videos and did exactly what I’m doing right now. I cried through the whole thing.”
Avril Lavigne is not the only celeb to suffer from the arthritic-like disease. The illness, which is caused by a bacterial infection contracted from a tick bite, also effects actress turned fashion designer, Ashley Olsen.
The 29-year-old has reportedly battled with the disease for years, and it has been speculated that her illness is the real reason that she has bowed out of the spotlight in recent years.