Avril Lavigne's family mocked singing

Avril Lavigne has said that her family mocked her singing when she was growing up.

The singer said that her brother and sister used to mock her singing.

Avril said: 'My brother used to knock on the wall because I used to sing myself to sleep and he thought it was really annoying.

'My brother and sister used to make fun of me and say when I sang, my nostrils would flare.'

However, Avril said that she had the support of her mother.

'My mother said when I was two I came back from church singing 'Jesus Loves Me' and she said that she knew I was going to be a singer then, she called her little songbird. So yeah, I always wanted to be a singer.'