Avril Lavigne shows why she's one of Canada's Most Beautiful (inside and out)

It’s little wonder that Avril Lavigne has been named one of Canada’s 50 Most Beautiful Stars!

The stunning songstress, who kicks off her North American tour on May 23, is showing off her slim figure in a bikini photo that was shared via Instagram this week.

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With her multiple tattoos proudly on display, the blond beauty can be seen posing in front of a beachfront seascape while sporting a golden, two-piece bathing suit. She captioned the snap: “Thank you for a great tour South America! I love it here! And I love you all xo❤"

Avril's beauty, however, is more than skin deep. After hearing news that her ex-husband, Deryck Whibley, was undergoing treatment for alcoholism, the 29-year-old chanteuse offered her love and support via Twitter, writing: “Hope you get well soon! #StayStrongDeryck."

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Although Avril is now married to Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger, it is clear that she still supports the man to whom she was married for four years. She added: “Spoke to @Sum41 Deryck today. I am so proud of him. He is family to me and always will be. #StayStrongDeryck”

Her rock-singer ex had shocked fans by posting photos of himself in the hospital after he collapsed due to an alcohol-related illness.

“I was stuck with needles and IV’s all over. I was completely sedated the FIRST WEEK,” Deryck wrote in a blog post titled 'Rock Bottom.' “When I finally woke up the next day I had no idea where I was. My mum and step dad were standing over me. I was so freaked out. My liver and kidney’s collapsed on me. Needless to say it scared me straight.”

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