Avril Lavigne Performs ‘Fly’ At The Special Olympics
See her triumphant return to the stage!
Canadian pop star Avril Lavigne performs at the Special Olympics opening ceremony after conquering a severe illness.
It’s been a while since everyone’s favorite punk princess performed live but Avril Lavigne appeared to be back in top form tonight, as she gave a stunning performance of her charity single ‘Fly’ for the first time:
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The performance was a significant one for Avril, as it’s her first since she recovered from a dire health scare. Lavigne made her tough battle with Lyme Disease public a few months ago, speaking about how it took her five months to overcome the illness.
“There were definitely times I couldn’t shower for a full week because I could barely stand. It felt like having all your life sucked out of you”
The 30-year-old kept fans updated via her Instagram as she built up to her official return, sharing her excitement about rehearsals throughout the week:
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She also wrote about the meaning of the performance for her and thanked fans for their support:
“Honored to have performed my song Fly at the opening ceremony for the Special Olympics tonight. All proceeds go to support the Special Olympics. Get it in in iTunes https://itun.es/us/gM3Q6. 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”