Avril Lavigne cooks to forget pressures of music career

Washington: Avril Lavigne is at her happiest when she cooks, as it helps her to relax. The 27-year-old singer’s favourite ways to relax and take her mind off her pop star lifestyle are spending time in her kitchen making food for other people and channelling her creativity into painting.

“I love to paint huge abstract canvases and hang them up in my house,” a website has quoted her as saying.

“I don’t watch much TV but I love to cook. I cook as much as I can. When I’m home I cook all the time and when I’m on tour I cook for my band on the bus. It makes me happy.”

When she is cooking, Lavigne loves to accompany her food with a glass of red wine, and there is a particular bottle she is desperate to try, but thinks it is too expensive.

She said: “I like to drink red wine. One bottle of wine I’d love to try is Californian red Screaming Eagle. The problem is it costs $5,000.”

Despite her quiet habits, Lavigne insists she is still a “rock star”.

She added: “Put it this way, there’s a reason why I tattooed ‘f**k’ on my ribcage. It is and always will be one of my favourite words. Seriously. I am a rock star. F**k it.”