'I made it through': Avril Lavigne celebrates exciting 'milestone'

Could Avril Lavigne be working on her sixth album? The Canadian songstress took to Twitter this week to celebrate her first “milestone” since disclosing her secret battle with Lyme disease – recording a new song in the studio.

Today I ...... Recorded a song in the studio! I made it through #milestone,” she wrote.

The tweet came after a series of inspirational posts, in which the “Fly” singer shared encouraging messages with her 18-million followers.

Avril is now back in the studio after her battling with Lyme disease. Photo © Getty

“Have faith and hope because there is something new and positive on the horizon that you can [sic] not see yet,” she wrote in one tweet.

“Mind and body are connected .... Take care of yourself... Love yourself, your body, spirit .. heart.. soul.... listen to YOU,” read another.

Chad Kroeger talks about wife Avril Lavigne's battle with Lyme Disease

Avril was forced to step out of the limelight after contracting a severe case of the disease from a tick bite late last year. After months of speculation and rumours over her health, the 30-year-old Napanee, Ont. native finally revealed her illness to the public in early April.

Now, the singer is on the road to recovery and hopeful about her future. Not only is she recording new music, having recently released the single “Fly” to benefit the Special Olympics, but Avril says her illness was a "wake-up call" that changed her outlook on life.

“I believe that I will come out of this healthier and stronger than I was before,” she said. “ I’ve gained a lot of perspective on my life. I’ve never had so much downtime, so it’s been good in that sense and I’m really just choosing to look at the positives.”

Avril hasn't yet shared any details about an upcoming album, though she did reveal that she was looking forward to working on a Christmas record one day.

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