Machine Gun Kelly and Joel Madden came to honor Avril Lavigne with a star on the Walk of Fame

Avril Lavigne was sixteen when she first travelled to Los Angeles and took plenty of photos on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, like any other tourist. Who knew that two decades later she’d be awarded with her very own star on it!

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At the celebratory star ceremony Lavigne showed everyone a picture of her teenage self from that LA trip, wearing a hoodie that reads “Skateboarding is a Crime”. To surprise and delight of the audience, she quickly changed into it and happily commented: “It fits!”

“Today, I love making music more than ever,” Lavigne said from the podium. “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 themself, ‘Oh my god, my name could be there one day, too.’ Because it can. What an amazing 20 years, and I can’t wait for the next 20, bitches! Let’s go!”

The singer was joined by some notable guests, including Joel Madden of Good Charlotte and rapper Machine Gun Kelly. Two weeks ago, on August 26, Lavigne and Kelly launched acoustic collab ‘Bois Lie’, along with the music video.

The iconic moment coincided with the 20th anniversary of Lavigne’s debut album Let Go. Now the singer has two milestones to celebrate. Earlier this summer, the singer also played live at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

Check out Avril Lavigne’s photos from Walk of Fame ceremony below and tell us what you think of this epic moment. Stay tuned with us on AlteRock Facebook and AlteRock Twitter!