Monday 22 October 2018

Remember Avril Lavigne? She's 33, healthy and ready to get back into the limelight

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Avril Lavigne at "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" at the NBC Studios in Burbank, Ca. Thursday, June 6, 2002. Photo by Kevin Winter/ImageDirect.
Avril Lavigne, wearing peace & love jewelry by Nancy Davis, attends the 25th Annual Race To Erase MS Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 20, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
Singer Avril Lavigne attends the iHeartRadio Music Festival Village on September 21, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear Channel)
Singer Avril Lavigne performs on stage during KIIS FM's Jingle Ball Concert at the Arrowhead Pond on December 19, 2002 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Robert Mora/Getty Images)
Musician/designer Avril Lavigne walks the runway at the Abbey Dawn by Avril Lavigne Spring 2012 fashion show during Style360 on September 12, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
Avril Lavigne arrives at the O2 arena in east London ahead of the Brit Awards on February 15, 2011
Avril Lavigne, wearing peace & love jewelry by Nancy Davis, attends the 25th Annual Race To Erase MS Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 20, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
Avril Lavigne attends the 25th Annual Race To Erase MS Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 20, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Race To Erase MS)
Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger
Singers Avril Lavigne and Deryck Whibley married when they were 19, and 21, respectively. They divorced little over three years later.
Presenters Alyssa Milano and Avril Lavigne speak onstage during the 2013 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 19, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Avril Lavigne attends the 25th Annual Race To Erase MS Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 20, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Avril Lavigne is back to her best.

The Canadian singer was a noughties superstar, with three hit singles and easily identifiable signature style: pink streaks in her hair, cargo pants, a tight sleeveless top and a somewhat inexplicable tie.

After a rocky few years in her personal life, including two divorces and a Lyme disease diagnosis, she has been focusing her efforts on her health recovery, while also pursuing her biggest passion - music. After being diagnosed with the ifnectious disease in 2015, she has taken a break from the spotlight and on Friday night, she walked her first red carpet in over two years.

Lavigne was part of the star-studded guestlist at the annual Race To Erase MS Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, and she has served on the Board of the Directors of the charity for eight years.

Avril Lavigne, wearing peace & love jewelry by Nancy Davis, attends the 25th Annual Race To Erase MS Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 20, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
Avril Lavigne, wearing peace & love jewelry by Nancy Davis, attends the 25th Annual Race To Erase MS Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 20, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

She split with ex-husband, Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger in 2015 after two years together, and she was previously married to Sum 41 singer Deryck Whibley for four years before splitting in 2010.

Right now, she says it's all about her music and she'll be releasing her first studio album in five years.

"It's a really powerful record. I've been working on this for three years. I can actually say this time I'm going to be done with this album in two weeks and I will put it out this year," she told E! News.

"I've been writing songs that are really just powerful and true and honest and sincere and I think people will really be able to relate to it," she said. "I've gone through a lot of personal stuff in the past two years and so I've really drawn from that. I mean, I always do but this album is so different...I am producing, too, the songs.

"It's more of a vocal record and just like, hearing the lyrics and really hearing the emotion in the vocal. It's very piano-driven, too."

The couple: Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger. The year: 2013. The dress: A black gown custom-made by Monique Lhuillier
The couple: Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger. The year: 2013. The dress: A black gown custom-made by Monique Lhuillier

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