It's never too early to get in the Christmas spirit!
She has a cover story in the magazine this month where she talks about dealing with Lyme disease, a potentially chronic bacterial illness. The Canadian singer experienced mild to moderate symptoms for months before things came to a head while she was celebrating her 30th birthday
in Las Vegas.
Ultimately, she was bedridden for five months.
"I thought I was dying," she said. "I felt like I couldn't breathe, I couldn't talk and I couldn't move."
At times, the "Complicated" singer said she would go an entire week without having the energy to shower.
Lyme disease can be difficult to diagnose, and the symptoms sometimes don't appear until long after you've been bitten by a tick carrying the bacteria. Lavigne asked her fans to pray for her
last year when she was trying to figure out what was wrong with her. She also rebutted rumors
that "health issues" was code for "rehab."
After she underwent treatment for Lyme disease, Lavigne -- who's married to Nickelback guitarist Chad Kroeger -- wanted to focus on the items on her bucket list. First up: a Christmas LP.
"I've always wanted to make a Christmas record, for years," Lavigne told People. "That's what I'm going to do next! Because that's what I want."
She also said she wanted to try her hand at Hollywood.
"A goal of mine is to shoot a movie," she said. "I've always just been too busy doing this tour and making this record."
Avril Lavigne opened up to ET about her battle with Lyme disease: