Avril Lavigne honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: ‘I feel very blessed and grateful’

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Avril Lavigne was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, admitting she couldn’t believe it was happening.

The Canadian singer-songwriter told Fox News Digital exclusively that she never imagined she would receive this honor when she started her music career at the age of 16. high school with the goal of making it as a singer.

Lavigne brought a photo of herself from that trip wearing the same hoodie she wore to the ceremony.

“To get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today is an absolute dream come true, I can’t believe it. I visited LA, Hollywood, for the first time when I was 16, and this is what I was photographed here on that trip I wore this hoodie, my favorite high school hoodie,” she said. “Never in a million years did I think I’d have a star, and I feel very blessed and grateful, and I’m glad I’m still alive today. make music.”

Avril Lavigne got her start when she was 16 and had dropped out of high school to pursue her music career.
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Her friend and fellow musician Machine Gun Kelly was in attendance at the ceremony and he couldn’t help but praise his friend as he spoke to Fox News Digital. He says he still hopes to write songs that appeal to fans as much as hers.

He also complimented Lavigne’s commitment to keeping it real with her fans, saying she never puts on a show and is just always her authentic self. “[She is] so far beyond a picture and is really a rock star,” he said.

“Those songs have been in my life before I even had arm hair. I’m just thinking about the fact that she wrote those songs when she was 17 years old, those are songs I’m trying to write now, at 30,” he said. . . “It’s so fitting. That’s who you want to imagine getting stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, someone who comes to the city of dreams and makes it happen.”

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Lavigne also shared how special it was to recently honor country music icon Shania Twain at the ACM Honors. She remembered how great it was to perform with Twain when she was only 14 years old, and how that performance helped her move forward in her career.

Avril Lavigne, right, recently performed at the 15th Annual ACM Honors, which honored Shania Twain, among others.  The first time they performed together was when Lavigne was 14.

Avril Lavigne, right, recently performed at the 15th Annual ACM Honors, which honored Shania Twain, among others. The first time they performed together was when Lavigne was 14.
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“I was just at the ACM Honors. I just honored Shania Twain with the Poet Award and sang her song ‘No One Needs to Know,'” said Lavigne. “I sang with her on stage when I was 14 years old. I won a competition through a local radio station to sing with her. That was of course super helpful and created a buzz around me.”

She went on to say how wonderful it was for Twain to help emerging artists like that, calling her an inspiration.

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Lavigne finds it admirable that Shania Twain helped her when she was an emerging artist.

Lavigne finds it admirable that Shania Twain helped her when she was an emerging artist.
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“I think that’s so cool that she would do that for younger artists,” Lavigne said. “She’s amazing, she’s inspired me a lot. She’s a great songwriter and she’s a Canadian who works hard.”

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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.

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