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Avril Lavigne was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday and admitted she couldn’t believe it was happening.
The Canadian singer-songwriter EXCLUSIVELY told Fox News Digital that she never imagined she would receive the honor when she started her music career at the age of 16. She dropped out of high school with the goal of becoming a singer.
Lavigne brought a photo of herself from that trip, wearing the same hoodie she wore during the ceremony.
“Today, being a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is an absolute dream come true. I can’t believe it. I visited Los Angeles and Hollywood for the first time when I was 16. This was the trip. I was wearing this hoodie in high school, which was my favorite hoodie. , and I’m happy that I’m still making music today.”
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While her friend and fellow musician Machine Gun Kelly attended the ceremony and spoke to Fox News Digital, he couldn’t help but admire his friend. He says he still wants to write songs that resonate with his fans.
He also praised her fans and Lavigne’s dedication to keeping it real, saying that she never put on a show and was always her authentic self.[She is] He’s a real rock star, far beyond his imagination,” he said.
“These songs have been in my life long before I had arm hair. ‘It’s like,’ he said. . . ‘It’s very appropriate. .”
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Lavigne also shared how special it was to be able to honor country music icon Shania Twain at the recent ACM Honors. She recalled how wonderful it was to perform with Twain when she was only 14, and how that performance helped advance her career.
“I was just at the ACM Honors, honoring Shania Twain at the Poets Awards and performing her song ‘Nobody Needs to Know,'” Lavigne said. “I sang on stage with her when I was 14. She won a contest through a local radio station to sing with her. became.”
She went on to say how wonderful it was for Twain to help such up-and-coming artists, calling her an inspiration.
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“I think it’s so cool that she does that for a young artist,” Lavigne said. I’m a writer and a Canadian who kicks ass.”