Torstar News Service
The Canadian pop singer hasn’t been spotted in public since September. Now she’s reportedly told a fan through a direct message on Twitter that she’s been unwell.
The fan had been asking Lavigne what she’s been working on in her absence.
In a screenshot of the conversation posted by @AvrilMusicChart, Lavigne appears to respond to the fan’s questions: “I feel bad because I haven’t been able to say anything to the fans to let them (know) why I’ve been absent . . . I’m not feeling well. I’m having some health issues. So please keep me in your prayers.”
Later, Lavigne — who has been married to Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger since 2013 — responded publicly with a “thank you” to the same Twitter user, who had tweeted the hashtags #GetWellSoonAvril and #PrayForAvril. Fans are now using those hashtags to offer their support for Lavigne.
It’s all fueling speculation over what may be ailing the 30-year-old singer from Napanee, Ont. There have been no updates on Lavigne’s official website since April, and there are no upcoming events for the “Hello Kitty” singer currently scheduled.
These reported health woes come on the heels of lingering speculation over issues in her marriage. But Kroeger squashed the reports on a recent ET Canada appearance, dismissing them as “rumour mill stuff.”