For a woman that is constantly active, it must have come as a surprise to Avril Lavigne that she had to rely on others to get herself better.
You know how going to Vegas for your birthday would be a dream come true, right? That wasn't the case for the singer who felt sick the whole time.
"I could barely eat, and when we went to the pool, I had to leave and go lie in bed," Lavigne tells People. "My friends asked, 'What's wrong?' I didn't know."
We can only imagine the worry in her mind as it took months for her to actually get a diagnosis. She had a severe case of Lyme disease and it was caused by a bug bite. Ouch.
"I had no idea a bug bite could do this," says Lavigne. "I was bedridden for five months."
It must have been a worrying time and our thoughts are with you, Avril!
The Canadian went on to describe what the illness caused and it's not pretty.
"I felt like I couldn't breathe, I couldn't talk and I couldn't move," she says. "I thought I was dying."
She is now feeling somewhat better and is looking to the future as she gets ready to drop her latest single this month in support of the 2015 Special Olympics.
The "Complicated" singer has been largely out of the news recently, although recently, Avril Lavigne nude photos were leaked part of The Fappening.