Avril Lavigne doesn't feel like she has missed out on any part of life, and reckons she had a normal teenage upbringing.
Avril Lavigne doesn't feel like she has missed out on life.
The 'What The Hell' singer landed a record deal when she was just 16, but insists she still had a lot of time to experience normal teenage pursuits.
She said: "I had the most normal childhood in a small town and went to high school.
"I had the normal experience. Then, when I was 16, I was gone."
The 26-year-old star also explained she feels her success has lasted so long because she is so comfortable with different groups of people.
She added to Scotland's Daily Record newspaper: "I think I've always just been comfortable with who I am and I never feel I have to fit in with a certain crowd.
"In school, I hung out with all kinds of people from different groups. During my last yer in high school, I was with a skater group.
"I would know people from the goth group and the prep group, but my main group was skating, which meant hanging out with the boys."