Avril Lavigne
Avril Lavigne attends the 2016 Pre-Grammy Gala and Salute to Industry Icons honoring Irving Azoff at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Feb. 14, 2016 in Beverly Hills. Getty Images/Kevork Djansezian

Avril Lavigne is still battling Lyme disease, but the “Complicated” singer is excited for the new year.

The Canadian singer-songwriter took to Instagram to share her plans for 2017, which include releasing a brand new album. She thanked fans for their patience and support while battling the debilitating illness. She was diagnosed with it in 2014.

In the post, the 32-year-old said that her battle with the disease will affect her music, artistry and her personal life. She also said that she will continue to raise awareness about Lyme Disease. She is currently working on a new album that will release in 2017. Her last studio album was released in 2013, titled “Avril Lavigne.”

The “Girlfriend” singer is looking forward to fans hearing her songs.

Three days ago, the Grammy nominated singer teased a huge announcement. She wished everyone a Happy Christmas Eve before holding a gift, the most important one, which is for her fans.

In 2015, Lavigne opened up about her Lyme disease diagnosis to People, revealing that she was bedridden for five months. “I felt like I couldn’t breathe, I couldn’t talk and I couldn’t move,” she said. “I thought I was dying.”

Lavigne later added, “I could barely eat, and when we went to the pool, I had to leave and go lie in bed,” she said about her 30th birthday celebration, “My friends asked, ‘What’s wrong?’ I didn’t know.”

After separating from her husband, Nickleback front-man Chad Kroeger, the Ontario-born singer is reportedly dating Ryan Cabrera. The two were spotted eating out together and sharing a few kisses. Before Kroeger, she called it quits with husband Deryck Whibley of Sum 41.

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