Angst-ridden popstar Avril Lavigne is getting frustrated - because she's got too many people protecting her from leading a "normal life".

Avril has seen her entourage grow and grow since she burst onto the music scene with hit singles COMPLICATED and teen anthem SK8ER BOI - but now all she wants is to be left alone by her minders and management so she can live like a normal 18-year-old.

She says, "I wish I could push the limits more often, but I sort of feel like a breakable doll. I'm surrounded by people trying to protect me, telling me, 'You shouldn't go for a walk on your own, you shouldn't see people on your own...'

"But I just want to tell them to leave me alone. I want my life to be as normal as possible."

11/06/2003 17:25