Avril Lavigne previously tweeted that she suffered “health issues”. Now it’s been claimed those issues have landed her in rehab.
She tweeted, “‘I’m not feeling well. I’m having some health issues. So please keep me in your prayers.” Telling a fan site, “I feel bad because I haven’t been able to say anything to the fans to let them no why I’ve been absent.” Later adding, “Thank you to all the fans for the sweet get well messages and all the tweets. I appreciate the lovely notes and well wishes from everyone.”
Her reps denied that she was pregnant. However, this week insiders are making more claims about the reason for the deterioration in the singer’s health.
“The buzz in her inner circle is that she’s been in rehab for depression and substance abuse issues,” a source tells Star Magazine. “Avril was an emotional wreck over her marital problems, and she turned to partying to deal with the pain.”
An eyewitness said of Avril in August that she got so drunk at the Chateau Marmont, “She was swaying back and forth, and her hair was a mess.” Another eyewitness said at an event in late October, “Avril looked really beat down and tired… She hardly had on any makeup and she’d definitely gained weight.”
“Avril feels more alone now than ever and just wants to make it through this,” the source adds of her marital breakdown. “Everyone hopes that if she is indeed with rehab, it serves her well and she learns better coping mechanisms. She’s got a lot of wonderful people in her life; she just needs to swallow her pride and embrace them.”
Her marriage to Chad Kroeger is pretty much over and she’s struggling alone. “Chad is fine with moving on, but Avril is taking the breakup much harder,” added the insider. “Her entire world seems to be falling apart.”
Previously, a source told Us Weekly, “Avril has not said anything [to friends and family] about a divorce to us yet. But the fighting is not something that they can hide anymore.” The insider added, “They are arguing for a lot of reasons right now… She wants a baby and he does not right now because he is about to go on tour… It’s over. He has been going around L.A. and telling people that they’re divorcing.”
UPDATE 23 Dec 2014. Avril responded to the allegations on Twitter.
The rehab RUMORS are hilarious! The only thing I'm addicted to right now is Bing Crosby. MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! and to all a goodnight!
— Avril Lavigne (@AvrilLavigne) December 24, 2014