Celebrity Avril Lavigne Breaks Down About Lyme Disease Battle in Emotional Interview: 'It Was the Worst Time of My Life' "I'm just really grateful to know that I will make a 100 percent recovery," said the singer By Jeff Nelson Jeff Nelson Instagram Twitter Jeff Nelson is the Senior News Editor, Entertainment at PEOPLE. For nearly a decade, he has worked across the brand's entertainment verticals, reporting on breaking news and writing and editing across platforms, as well as securing A-list cover exclusives, including Barry Manilow's coming out and an at-home interview with Madonna. Jeff has appeared as an expert on Good Morning America, Extra, HLN and SiriusXM, as well as at RuPaul's DragCon as a moderator. He studied magazine journalism at Drake University, graduating with a B.A. in Journalism & Mass Communication. People Editorial Guidelines Published on June 29, 2015 03:45 PM Share Tweet Pin Email ABC US News | World News 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. The singer – who first shared her struggles with the debilitating disease in an exclusive PEOPLE cover story in April – opened up to Good Morning America‘s Jesse Palmer Monday, breaking down in tears while recalling doctors’ misdiagnoses. “I was in Los Angeles, and it was literally the worst time of my life,” Lavigne, 30, said about her frustrating medical appointments. “I was seeing every specialist, and literally like the top doctors … It was so stupid. They would pull up their computer and be like, ‘Chronic fatigue syndrome’ or ‘Why don’t you try to get out of bed, Avril, and just go play the piano?’ or ‘Are you depressed?’ ” “This is what they do to a lot of people that have Lyme disease. They don’t have an answer for them, so they tell them … ‘You’re crazy.’ ” About two months into experiencing her symptoms, Lavigne did some research herself before finding a Lyme disease specialist. The singer is still going through treatment and expects to make a full recovery. “I’m doing a lot better; seeing a lot of progress,” said Lavigne, whose new single, ”Fly,” benefits the Special Olympics. “I’m just really grateful to know that I will make a 100 percent recovery.” Lavigne’s husband Chad Kroeger is facing a medical setback of his own: The Nickelback rocker will soon undergo surgery to remove a cyst from his voice box.