• Avril Lavigne postponed her shows in Laval, Quebec, Moncton, New Brunswick, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • She said the new concert dates will be announced soon
  • "This was not a decision we made lightly," Lavigne said

Avril Lavigne announced the suspension of her tour schedules in Canada following a positive COVID-19 case in her “Love Sux” album tour.

The “Sk8ter Boi” singer took to Instagram to explain the postponement of her series of shows in Canada which should have begun in Laval on Sunday.

“To my fans and friends in Laval, QC, Moncton, NB and Halifax, NS, we are sincerely sorry to let you know that we are postponing these shows due to a positive COVID case within the tour and subsequent exposures,” she tweeted Sunday, just hours before the supposed show.

“Tonight’s show at Place Bell will be rescheduled for May 7th and new dates for both Moncton and Halifax will be announced shortly,” Lavigne continued.

The Canadian-born singer and songwriter did not reveal who tested positive for the virus but she concluded her statement with an apology to ticketholders.

“I/we sincerely apologize and want you to know that this was not a decision we made lightly,” she said on her social media page. “We remain focused on everyone’s safety and can’t wait to see you all very soon.

In February, the pop-punk queen also pushed back her European tour due to COVID-19 concerns.

“To my fans in Europe and the UK, I have some unfortunate news to share with you all about my UK and European dates. I have to make the difficult decision to postpone this tour until 2023. Due to the on-going issues surrounding the pandemic, there are a series of travel and venue restrictions from country to country that have made the tour not possible to happen,” she said at the time.

Lavigne is scheduled to continue her series of concerts across the U.S. and Canada in the spring and summer.

Meanwhile, the 37-year-old recently performed her 2002 breakout hit “Complicated” with “Drivers License” singer Olivia Rodrigo on the latter’s “Sour Tour” stop in Toronto on April 29. The pair thrilled the audience in their matching plaid pleated skirts and black boots as they jammed to the track which peaked at No. 2 on Billboard’s Hot 100 when it was launched in March 2002.

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Avril Lavigne gave update about her new album. Pictured: Lavigne attends the Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons honoring Irving Azoff at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Feb. 14, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. Getty Images/Kevork Djansezian