Avril Lavigne Returns to the Stage at the Special Olympics in Her First Performance Since Revealing Lyme Disease Battle

Avril Lavigne gave her first public performance in more than a year on Saturday, singing during the opening ceremony for the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles.

The 30-year-old, who’s been publicly battling Lyme Disease since being diagnosed in 2014, debuted her newest single “Fly.”

Avril Lavigne Breaks Down About Lyme Disease Battle in Emotional Interview: 'It Was the Worst Time of My Life'


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It’s been a long road to recovery for Avril Lavigne following her Lyme disease diagnosis last year, and the pop star still gets emotional while talking about her ongoing battle with the illness.

Avril Lavigne to Record a Christmas Album – and Star in a Movie?

Nothing “Complicated” about it: Avril Lavigne’s got a holiday album in the works!

Following a debilitating battle with Lyme Disease, the Canadian singer says she’s moving forward in her career with a new perspective, telling PEOPLE her diagnosis has taught her to “do what makes you happy. Go after your passion projects.”

Avril Lavigne on Life After Lyme Disease: 'I've Never Been More Clear About What I Want in Life'

Singer Avril Lavigne opens up about the devastating disease that kept her bedridden for months – and how she’s fighting to recover. Subscribe now for instant access to the exclusive interview, only in PEOPLE.

Though a severe case of Lyme disease left Avril Lavigne bedridden five months, the singer says she’s surprisingly thankful for the experience.

RHOBH's Yolanda Foster: How I Helped Avril Lavigne Understand Her Lyme Disease

Avril Lavigne has credited her mother, fans and husband with helping her through her recently revealed struggle with Lyme disease, but another star has spoken out about guiding Avril along the road to recovery.

How Avril Lavigne's Mom, Fans and Husband Helped Her Through Her Health Crisis

Singer Avril Lavigne opens up about the devastating disease that kept her bedridden for months – and how she’s fighting to recover. Subscribe now for instant access to the exclusive interview, only in PEOPLE.

During Avril Lavigne’s loneliest moments while recovering from Lyme disease, she relied on the support of her family – and her fans.

Avril Lavigne's Battle with Lyme Disease: 3 Things to Know About the Condition

Avril Lavigne Opens Up About Her Health Crisis: 'I Was Bedridden for 5 Months'

Singer Avril Lavigne opens up about the devastating disease that kept her bedridden for months – and how she’s fighting to recover. Subscribe now for instant access to the exclusive interview, only in PEOPLE.

It wasn’t exactly the way she imagined spending her 30th birthday.

Avril Lavigne: I'm Not in Rehab

Avril Lavigne wants to set the record straight: She’s not in rehab.

The Canadian pop star took to Twitter on Tuesday to tell her more than 17 million followers that the rumors are “hilarious.”

“The only thing I’m addicted to right now is Bing Crosby,” she joked of the singer famous for his Christmas songs.

Chad Kroeger on Avril Lavigne Breakup Talk: Don't Believe the Rumors

Don’t believe the hype.

According to Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger, rumors about the demise of his marriage to Avril Lavigne are just that – rumors.

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