Avril Lavigne Back in the Studio, Has Strep Throat

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Thursday evening, Napanee’s Avril Lavigne posted a photo to her Twitter account, showing her wearing a protective mask along with a similarly garbed music producer / song-writer Alex Da Kid:

In the studio with ALEX DA KID, I’ve got strep throat, but I ain’t stoping (sic) my thing!

Lavigne’s much anticipated fourth album has been delayed since its expected release date earlier in the year, with some songs being produced by former husband – and Sum 41 lead singer – Deryck Whibley.

Producer Alex Da Kid hails from England and signed a contract with Universal Music Group in 2009.

According to his Myspace page, he has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry, including Rihanna, Eminem, Diddy, Akon, Young Jeezy, B.O.B Jazmine Sullivan, Jennifer Lopez, Estelle, Paramore, Slash, Rob Thomas and Nicki Minaj.


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There has been no additional details released about Lavigne’s collaboration with Alex Da Kid, although he also posted a photo of himself with Avril Lavigne in protective masks soon after her photo was online.

UPDATE: On Friday, Avril posted a message to her fans on the BandAids website forum:

Just want to check in with you guys. I’ve been in LA working on the album. Trying some new stuff. Exploring. The thing with me, is that i write my own music and therefore, it takes me longer to put out records cause i have to live my life to get inspiration. I have so much material at this point, for 2 records. I’m getting close. Thanks for your continued support. I cant wait to get back to you shortly on the release of the single.

Update August 15: Avril posted a video tour of her and Alex Da Kid in the Studio.

Avril Lavigne was raised in Napanee, Ontario – about 20 minutes west of Kingston.

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Photos via Avril Lavigne’s Twitpic account and Alex Da Kid’s Tweetphoto account.