Avril Lavigne “still feels young” after 20 years in the music industry.
The 37-year-old star – who rose to fame as a teenager with hits such as ‘Complicated’ and ‘Sk8er Boi’ – claimed that although it’s been two decades since she started, she feels no different from when she started and wants to make music “all her life”.
She said: “I don’t feel older, I feel the same since I’ve been doing this. The crazy thing is I’ve been here for 20 years and I still feel young – the music keeps me going. like that. And I just want to do music all my life.”
The ‘When You’re Gone’ singer – who recently teamed up with Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker to produce his latest album ‘Love Sux’ – went on to explain that she had a “strict” upbringing but “stable”. and party [her] a** off” as soon as she could early in her career.
She told The Sun: “I was only 16 when I made my first record, and I left home and lived in hotels. Then I was 17 when I had success. It’s crazy, because I’m just this small town girl in Canada and I feel so lucky to have such special songs that have lasted..
“I had a very stable upbringing and grew up in a Christian home and there were a lot of rules because my parents were very strict.
“So the minute I left, I ate pizza every day, stayed up all night and partied. I wasn’t out of control or on drugs and I had a good work ethic and was well disciplined and did everything I had to do – that balance was there.”