avril lavigne returned to the stage at the special olympics
Photo via @avrillavigne on Instagram
After a tough battle with Lyme disease, Avril Lavigne is back on stage and singing her heart out. The Canadian singer performed for the first time since going through treatment for the illness, singing her latest song, "Fly," at the Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics.
Recovering from Lyme disease hasn't been easy for Lavigne, which makes her first performance all the more inspiring, as she sang about perseverance and overcoming the odds. "It's like a second shot at life," she had said on Good Morning America about defeating the illness. "I want to go out there and truly do what I love, so I'm so excited for life after this."
We're glad to see her performing again and using her own experiences to uplift and empower others with an inspiring ballad like "Fly." Proceeds from the song will also benefit the Special Olympics, as Lavigne does what she loves while doing a whole lot of good.
(via Entertainment Weekly)
Honored to have performed my song Fly at the opening ceremony for the Special Olympics tonight. All proceeds go to support the Special Olympics. This was a very beautiful night for me. Congratulations to all the athletes. Thank you to everyone who supports the Avril Lavigne Foundation. It has been a difficult year fighting through Lyme Disease for me and I am so happy to have made it on stage tonight for the first performance in a year. Thank you for having me and please enjoy my song Fly. I wrote this song to encourage people who are facing challenges, to encourage strength and to empower. Xoxo