Has Avril Lavigne embraced Islam? That was the first thing that came to mind when fans saw the 34-year-old singer wearing hijab (Muslim women wear to cover their modesty).
Relax guys. Lavigne is wearing it out of respect for the culture while she’s in Dubai.
The pop star, who recently released her comeback studio album “Head Above Water”, was photographed at Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. She and her team were invited to perform at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, which is taking place between 14th till 21st March.
Lavigne had previously expressed her excitement to be a part of Special Olympics that seeks to unify the world and not shun those who are less abled. The artist herself had spent years battling against Lyme disease.
You can check out her performance of the new Special Olympics anthem (written by Ryan Tedder and Sir Greg Wells) below. She sang “Right Where I’m Supposed To Be” together with Latin singer Luis Fonsi, Emirati singer Hussain Al Jassmi, Syrian singer Assala Nasri and Egyptian singer Tamer Hosny.
It was such an honor performing the new @SpecialOlympics anthem with @LuisFonsi and many other incredible musicians at the Special Olympics @WorldGamesAD Opening Ceremonies! Good luck everyone 💙 #MeetTheDetermined pic.twitter.com/fm1xZrPijG
— Avril Lavigne (@AvrilLavigne) March 14, 2019
Baby …. 🐪 pic.twitter.com/p6vVhmVKpH
— Avril Lavigne (@AvrilLavigne) March 16, 2019
Besides exploring the lavish surroundings of at Emirates Palace, Lavigne and her friends also enjoyed an activity of camel ride down the private beach of the Abu Dhabi hotel.
The singer took to her social media to post about her amazing experience in Dubai. Her message reads:
“Moved by the beauty and grace of your culture. Being here for the @specialolympics and performing with @luisfonsi, @tamerhosny, @7sainaljassmi, and @assala_official has been such an amazing experience. Everyone has been so warm and my time here has been magical and epic. Thank you for having me UAE and for your hospitality @emiratespalace.”
Does Lavigne look chic in her black hijab?