Avril Lavigne discusses everything from her battle with Lyme disease to that bizarre death conspiracy theory in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly.
Lavigne, 34, who has been open about her health struggles, is asked specifically about one night when she thought she was going to die.
The Canadian musician shares, “It was that bad that night, and I was like, ‘I don’t think I’m going to make it.’ I think I was about to die because I had this weird feeling of, ‘Whoa. I feel like I’m on a cliff and I’m about to fall, and it’s dark.’
“Coming out of it I felt like I was underwater drowning, coming up for air. That’s when I literally said, ‘God, help me keep my head above water.’ I wasn’t even thinking about music — it just happened.”
She adds of her health now, “It’s up and down. I’m doing my best to maintain a healthy lifestyle — eating healthy, sleeping well, and working out. I definitely have to pace myself. But at the same time, I have my life back now: I’m able to make music and make videos. I’ve come so far.”
Lavigne also discusses that conspiracy rumour that she’s actually dead and a doppelganger called Melissa took her place.
She insists, “More like that it’s just a dumb internet rumour and [I’m] flabbergasted that people bought into it. Isn’t that so weird? It’s so dumb.
“And I look the exact same. On one hand, everyone is like, ‘Oh my God, you look the same,’ and on the other hand people are like ‘Oh my God, she died.’”