Avril Lavigne learned to be "tough" from being on men's sports teams
Avril Lavigne has revealed that playing competitive sports for teams full of boys taught her how to be strong, adaptable and able to communicate well with the opposite sex.
The 'Wish You We Here' pop-rocker explained that she was a valuable member of both her softball and hockey teams and the other players "didn't go easy" on her:
"I was the pitcher in our softball team and I played either centre or right wing in my mixed hockey team. I didn't just play, I was MVP [most valuable player] two years in a row. The boys didn't go easy on me either. I had to play like one of the boys to survive and it was good for me."
Talking about how she applied the skills she learned through sports to her career in music, Lavigne added to FHM magazine: "'It taught me how to be tough and how to work with other people. Those skills have helped a lot in my career.''
She also took to her official Twitter page late last night, March 1, and shared with her fans a link to a special video to thank them for their support throughout her 'Goodbye Lullaby' album phase.
Watch the montage here:
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