Avril Lavigne debuted her new track Fly on Good Morning America last week (April 16) and announced that all of the net proceeds will go to the Special Olympics. “I wanted the athletes to be the stars of the video and, just like the message of the song, to show the world that they can overcome the challenges and that everyone is meant to shine,” she shared.
The video includes footage of Avril’s visit to a Special Olympics program in Shanghai last year, as well as scenes of athletes participating in the Special Olympics. We also get to see Avril singing the song in what looks like her home recording studio (the pink microphone is a dead giveaway).
Lavigne herself is just recovering from a year long battle with Lyme disease. “I went from doctor to doctor for about eight months until I found somebody that had the knowledge of Lyme disease and the experience of treating it.”
The 30-year-old was bedridden for five long months, but it did give her the perfect time to create and focus on new music. “I’ve never had so much down time in my life, so it’s been good in that sense. It’s just about inner strength and courage. This song took on a whole new meaning for me while I was sick, which was pretty magical.”
This video was created by Avril Lavigne and Special Olympics in celebration of the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015, and inspired by the Avril Lavigne Foundation.
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