Avril Lavigne has lyme disease I can’t believe that Avril Lavigne has lyme disease. You can read the story here. Well, I can believe, but I feel bad for her. It really sucks to have lyme disease. For one reason, when you have you are totally exhausted. She said she was bedridden for 5 months and there were times she couldn’t take a shower for a week. It’s a horrible infectious disease, spread by a disgusting insect. I know someone who has the disease and it sucked the energy from. Many people don’t believe that she has it because it’s so difficult to diagnose. The disease is caused by a bacterium called “Borrelia burgdorferi” and it’s closely related to the bacterium which causes syphilis. But finding this little bug is not easy, so people who have it are accused of being lazy, when they really are suffering from a disease. Avril is supposedly 80% better. I hope she gets 100% better. The problem is that some people never fully recover. It’s really scary.