Avril Lavigne stepped out at the 25th Annual Race to Erase MS Gala at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles on Friday (April 20), marking her first red carpet appearance in nearly two years.

The Canadian pop-rock star, who was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2014—something which has affected her ability to attend events like the gala over the past few years—opened up to Entertainment Tonight about her highly anticipated sixth studio album, sharing that the record will finally be finished by mid-May.

"I've written a really powerful record, really emotional album sort of reflecting where I am today," Lavigne shared. "I'm going to release that this year. I'm actually going to be done in two weeks ... These songs are different. I'm just sort of writing about what I'm going through now."

"It's been a long time," she added. "For me to be able to be here and I'm making a record right now... I have my life back, which is amazing. It's something I continue to work at every day. And just, like, grateful to be making music."

See photos of the singer looking bright and glowing in an elegant, vintage-style black gown, below:

Avril Lavigne Attends 25th Annual Race to Erase MS in Los Angeles

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