WATCH: Avril Lavigne Performs at the Special Olympics 2015

Avril Lavigne made her first major public appearance after opening up about her battle with Lyme disease in 2014 as she returned to the stage for the first time in over a year at the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles on Saturday, July 25.

Dressed in an embellished black Alice + Olivia gown, the 30-year-old Canadian singer performed “Fly,” the empowerment anthem she wrote especially for the Special Olympics, as the Olympic torch was passed from athlete to athlete before it lit up the main cauldron at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

On her Instagram, Lavigne said that she was “honored” to take part at the opening ceremony for the Special Olympics.

Watch her moving performance below:

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Written by Kaye

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