Avril Lavigne has been out of the music scene for a good while now after deciding to step away a few years ago, but it seems she’s ready to jump back into the business following an announcement on her Instagram a couple days ago.
The news comes following her two-year absence from music following 2013’s self-titled effort, as Avril took time off to focus on her health and her battle with Lyme Disease forced music to take a back seat to ensure that she’d be healthy enough to record and tour. Avril had this to say on her Instagram for those who don’t want to click the link:
“I wanted to first thank my fans for your patience & support during my time away throughout my battle with Lyme Disease over the past 2 years,” she said in her post. “It hasn’t just been a hard battle but it’s also been enlightening and will reflect in my new music, artistry, life, and personally. I will always continue to make it a priority to fight and raise awareness about Lyme Disease with the Avril Lavigne foundation.”
Lavigne made headlines recently when she fired back at Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg after Zuckerberg went out of his way to shit on her ex-boyfriend Chad Kroeger’s band Nickelback in a video discussing “Jarvis”, the artificial intelligence system in Zuckerberg’s home. Zuckerberg instructed the AI software to play good Nickelback songs, and the AI replied that there are no good Nickelback songs – come on now, there are at least 3 good Nickelback songs – Avril didn’t take too kindly to that and blasted Zuckerberg for it, to no surprise.
Anyway, Avril’s career is set to resume in 2017, and fans around the world will be heavily anticipating her new music. And Avril is just as excited.
“I’m really happy to announce that I am now working on new music and I will be releasing a new album in 2017. I can’t wait to open up and share my heart with you! I’m excited for you guys to hear the new songs. It’s going to be an amazing 2017!”
So we’ll see what the Canadian pop-punk chick has in store for us as she kicks off her comeback in the new year, presumably with a tour to follow the album’s release. We’ll have more as it’s available.