Avril Lavigne honored with star on Hollywood Walk of Fame: ‘What an amazing 20 years’

Avril Lavigne received its very own star on Hollywood Walk of Fame Wednesday, coinciding with 20 year anniversary from her debut album let it go.

During the ceremony was pop-punk pioneer reflected on her very first trip to Los Angeles at 16, and the first time she ever saw the famous star-studded path. She even revealed a photo of her teenage self from that trip, wearing a navy hoodie emblazoned with the words “Skateboarding is a Crime” and made a surprisingly quick switch to the same sweatshirt mid-speech.

“Today, I love making music more than ever,” the singer said from the podium, according to the report Variety. “I feel so inspired. And I hope that the next 16-year-old from their small town who comes to Hollywood one day, full of hopes and dreams, sees this star and thinks to himself, ‘Oh my God, my name could also be there one day.’ Because it can. What a great 20 years, and I can’t wait for the next 20, bitches! Let’s go!”

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Lavigne’s big day was also attended by her fiancĂ© Towards Sun“Bois Lie” collaborator and travel companion Machine Gun Kelly, Love Sux producer John Feldmann, Good Charlotte’s Joel Madden, Ryan Cabrera, Jxdn and co-writer Lauren Christy.

Last month, Lavigne and Kelly released a stripped-down acoustic version of their merrily combative album from her latest studio set, which was released in February. Earlier this summer, Lavigne also returned to the location where she shot the album cover for 2002’s let it go to recreate the moment hours before playing New York’s Madison Square Garden.

See photos from Lavigne’s Walk of Fame ceremony below.

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