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Avril Lavigne teases new album after 'long recovery' from illness

The album will be the singer's first release since her Lyme disease diagnosis in 2014.

By Annie Martin
Avril Lavigne teases new album after 'long recovery' from illness
Avril Lavigne attends the Juno Awards on April 3, 2016. The singer updated fans on her new music in an Instagram post Thursday. File Photo by Heinz Ruckemann/UPI | License Photo

Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Avril Lavigne is gearing up to release a new album.

The 32-year-old Canadian singer updated fans on her new music in an Instagram post Thursday following her battle with Lyme disease.

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"I just want to thank everyone for their patience as I work on putting together this new album. It's been a long recovery and I want to make sure that this is perfect for you guys!" Lavigne explained of the delay.

"You only deserve my best effort and that's what I'm going to deliver!" she promised. "I can't wait to share the new music I'm working on, I promise it'll be here before you know it!"

Lavigne was all smiles in a photo she shared earlier in the day of her recording session with musician Zane Carney.

"Zane and I today recoding. Been through a lot together and making music is a part of the #healing. Love you Zane. @zanecarney @jrotem," she captioned the picture.

Zane and I today recording. Been through a lot together and making music is a part of the #healing. Love you Zane. @zanecarney @jrotem

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Lavigne announced plans in December to release her first album since her Lyme disease diagnosis in 2014. She said at the time that her new music will reflect her experience with the illness.

"I wanted to first thank my fans for your patience & support," the singer wrote. "It hasn't just been a hard battle but it's also been enlightening and will reflect in my new music, artistry, life and personally."

"I'm really happy to announced that 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!" she told fans. "I'm excited for you guys to hear the new songs."

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