Avril Lavigne Requests Prayers for Unnamed Health Problem

(Photo: Reuters/Fred Thornhill)Singer Avril Lavigne during the MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto, June 19, 2011.

Avril Lavigne is requesting prayers from fans after suffering from an unnamed illness this week.

On Sunday, the "Here's to Never Growing Up" singer shared information with a Twitter fan, including the fact that she had not been in the studio because of a health problem. The fan, @AvrilMusicChart, asked if Lavigne was in the studio working on another album and shared the exchange.

"I feel bad because I haven't been able to say [anything to] fans to let them (sic) no why I've been absent," the singer replied via a Twitter direct message. "I'm torn as I'm quite private."

Lavigne went on to reveal that she is unwell before requesting prayers.

"I'm not feeling well," she wrote. "I'm having some health issues. Keep me in your prayers."

Shortly after the exchange, Lavigne wrote "thank you" after retweeting @AvrilMusicChart who posted, "#GetWellSoonAvril #PrayForAvril"

In response to the health issue reveal, Jason Lipshutz, an associate editor at Billboard magazine, got in touch with Lavigne's representative who offered little additional information on the singer's condition. The rep "could not specify the health issue but sounded very concerned. Confirmed it's not pregnancy."

Meanwhile, Lavigne has not yet released a statement or acknowledged the illness publicly in any other setting. News of the health problems arise amidst rumors that the singer's marriage to Nickelback lead singer Chad Kroeger is on the rocks. However, Kroeger recently denied the break up rumors, deeming them "amusing."

"You know my dad calls me up and he's just like, 'I haven't slept in two days, what's going on?' I'm like, 'Dad, you're not buying all this crap are you,'" the singer told ET Canada. "You know, I get to hear all the rumor mill stuff. I find it very amusing."

Kroeger and Lavigne, who are both Canada natives, married in the South of France on Canada Day in July 2013.