Avril Lavigne’s first live performance in a number of years took place today Thursday 26th September on the Jimmy Kimmel show.
Avril has taken time to recover from Lyme Disease over the past few years and this is her first new song in over 5 years.
“Those were the worst years of my life as I went through both physical and emotional battles,” she wrote. “I was able to turn that fight into music I’m really proud of. I wrote songs in my bed and on the couch and recorded there mostly as well. Words and lyrics that were so true to my experience came pouring out of me effortlessly.” said Avril in an emotional post to her fans.
“I thought I was dying, and I had accepted that I was going to die,” Lavigne wrote in a statement accompanying the track.
“My mom laid with me in bed and held me. I felt like I was drowning. Under my breath, I prayed ‘God, please help to keep my head above the water.’ In that moment, the songwriting of this album began. It was like I tapped into something. It was a very spiritual experience. Lyrics flooded through me from that point on.”