Ever since Avril Lavigne went public with her Lyme disease diagnosis, the Canadian singer has been eager to keep fans in the loop via regular updates on social media. This week, Avril continued her candid streak with an iHeartRadio Twitter takeover chat, in which fans asked the 30-year-old singer their most burning questions along wit the hashtag, #iHeartAvril.
Sitting down with her custom black-and-pink Macbook Pro (so Avril!), the blond songstress replied with some interesting, little-known tidbits about herself – including her favourite movies, TV shows, bands and more.
She also confirmed that she's planning to release new music in the next month or two, as well as new clothing for her fashion line, Abbey Dawn.
The chat was a real treat for Avril fans, who have been rooting for the Napanee, Ont. native during her long road to recovery. The "Hello Kitty" singer had been keeping a low profile for nearly half a year when she finally revealed the reason behind her mysterious absence: She had contracted a severe case of Lyme disease, which had left her bedridden for months.
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"I believe that I will come out of this healthier and stronger than I was before,” she said. “I’ve gained a lot of perspective on my life."
Vowing to seize every opportunity that comes her way, the pop-punk princess has been true to her word so far. With new music and charitable projects in the works – including her new track, "Fly," which benefits the Special Olympic Games – Avril is not only on the mend, but making the most of everything life has to offer.
Here, Hello! rounds up some of the most interesting facts we learned about Avril Lavigne during her Twitter chat.
1. Her favourite band is Nirvana.
2. She wants a teacup dog.
3. Her favourite video to shoot was "Complicated."
4. Her favourite TV shows are Orange Is The New Black and Downton Abbey.
5. Her favourite food is pizza.
6. She looks up to her big brother.
7. She’s into sneaker heels.
8. She loves chick flicks.
9. She starts her day off right.
10. She has good advice for making the world a better place.
11. She would like to try her hand at acting someday.
12. She is her biggest priority right now!