Avril Lavigne announced a live concert for the beneficiary on October 24 at 20:00 ET, helping to raise awareness and resources in the fight against Lyme disease. The full proceeds from the virtual event – described on the singer’s website as the “only chance” to see her perform in 2020 – will support the Avril Lavigne Foundation and the Global Lyme Alliance.
Tickets, along with packages of goods and VIP soundcheck passes, are now on sale.
“I am so excited for fans and friends from all over the world to join me and my very special guests for #FightLyme, which will benefit the Lyme community,”
Lavigne struggled with Lyme herself: She revealed her diagnosis in 2015, noting that she contracted the tick bite disease the previous spring; In a January 2020 Instagram post calling out Justin Bieber, who had announced his own diagnosis, she wrote: “For most of the two years, I was really sick and fighting for my life.”
“Bad days still come and go,” she continued, adding that she was writing her sixth LP, 2019 Head above the water, helped her “survive the worst.”
The singer’s foundation supports people with lime, serious illness or disability – provides preventive resources, finances treatment grants and advances in research. The Global Lime Alliance funds research, offers awareness programs, and supports patients and caregivers.
In April, Lavigne joined a team of fellow Canadian artists – including Bieber, Gaddy Lee, Brian Adams, Michael Buble, Sarah McLaughlin and Buffy St. Mary – to cover Bill Withers’ “Lean on Me” during the TV show and live Together stronger, ensemble Tous, which raised money for food banks in Canada amid the COVID-19 pandemic.