LifestyleAvril Lavigne laughs off wild rumor about 2003 doppelganger

Avril Lavigne laughs off wild rumor about 2003 doppelganger

Avril Lavigne addressed the rumors about her.
Avril Lavigne addressed the rumors about her.
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10:27 AM EDT, May 16, 2024

Avril Lavigne was one of the most popular singers in the early 21st century. In a recent interview, the singer addressed rumors that have been circulating about her for years.

In 2002, Avril Lavigne released her debut album "Let Go," which featured hits such as "Complicated," "Sk8er Boi," and "I'm with You." Throughout her career, she has sold over 90 million records worldwide.

During the promotion of her upcoming greatest hits album, the Canadian singer appeared on an episode of the podcast "Call Her Daddy." Host Alexandra Cooper asked her about various topics, including the persistent rumors about her.

Conspiracy theory about Lavigne

Following her fantastic debut, a surprising conspiracy theory emerged among Avril Lavigne's fans. It suggested that the young singer died in 2003, and her record label, noticing her popularity, decided to replace her with a look-alike named Melissa Vandella.

Many "evidences" can be found online, spread by enthusiasts of such theories who eagerly analyze every photo of the singer, claiming she hardly changes at all. Her behavior and even handwriting have been scrutinized.

Lavigne addresses rumors about herself

In the latest interview, Lavigne was asked about the craziest rumor she has heard about herself. The singer specifically addressed the one suggesting she has been dead since 2003.

"To me, it's just funny. On one hand, everyone says, 'You look exactly the same. You haven't aged a day.' Then others suggest that I'm not myself. Honestly, it's not that bad. It could be worse, right?" she admitted with a laugh.

She added that such suggestions do not bother her. "Of course, I'm myself. It's so stupid," she stated.

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