Lavigne tears up talking Lyme disease battle

Watch Avril Lavigne's touching interview on Lyme disease!

Lyme disease is carried by ticks on mice, birds, voles, foxes, badgers and hedgehogs, as well as deer and sheep. It has historically been most prevalent in rural areas such as the Scottish Highlands, the New Forest, South Downs, the Lake District and

Explaining that several specialists failed to diagnose Lyme disease at first, she said: "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

It's onwards and upwards for Avril Lavigne, who has said she is making progress and successfully fighting her battle with Lyme disease. The singer was struck with the condition last October, and was left feeling lethargic and 

After two months of enduring the debilitating symptoms, Avril became her own health advocate and diagnosed herself with Lyme disease, a bacterial infection transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected tick. Related.