LOS ANGELES, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Avril Lavigne is struggling with undisclosed health issues.
The 30-year-old singer admitted as much in a direct message conversation with Twitter fan account @AvrilMusicChart. Lavigne's rep confirmed the exchange was authentic after @AvrilMusicChart posted a screenshot of the messages Tuesday.
"I feel bad because I haven't been able to say anything to the fans to let them no why I've been absent," the singer wrote. "I'm not feeling well. I'm having some health issues. So please keep me in your prayers."
Lavigne's rep did not elaborate on the star's health, but did say the singer is not pregnant. Lavigne and Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger have been married since July 2013, and denied rumors of a divorce in November.
Lavigne released her fifth studio album, Avril Lavigne, in Nov. 2013. The record debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200, and includes the singles "Rock n Roll" and "Hello Kitty." The singer told @AvrilMusicChart new music will be delayed because of her illness.