Avril Lavigne released the song for the first time in 5 years

The singer announced that she was returning to the stage after a serious illness.

The last few years have become devastating for Avril Lavigne. 4 years ago she was diagnosed with Lyme disease, which developed in her after a tick bite. The illness progressed so quickly that soon the girl could not get out of bed herself. In parallel, her marriage with her husband, Nickelback lead singer Chad Kruger, broke up. The sad events led to a severe depression of the singer, and for several years she disappeared from sight.

And then came the good news for fans of Lavigne - the singer announced her new song. The composition is called Head Above Water - according to the girl, such a symbolic title conveys her condition during the illness, when due to weakness she could not even breathe. The single should appear online on September 19 and will be the first on the new album, which is also preparing for release.