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Avril Lavigne plans to release new album in 2017

Avril Lavigne arrives at an event on Feb.

Avril Lavigne arrives at an event on Feb. 14, 2016, in Beverly Hills. She posted on Instagram that she plans to put out new music in 2017. Photo Credit: Invision / John Salangsang

Singer Avril Lavigne, who early last year revealed she had been suffering for months from Lyme disease, has announced plans to release a new album.

Posting a stylized Instagram image of herself at a piano, the “Here’s to Never Growing Up” singer, 32, thanked fans for their “patience & support during my time away” and assured, “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.”

She said her two-year bout with Lyme disease “hasn’t just been a hard battle but it’s also been enlightening” and will be reflected “in my new music, artistry [and] life.”

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