Avril Lavigne Cries Through Her “Wish You Were Here” Video

The video for Avril Lavigne’s third Goodbye Lullaby single “Wish You Were Here” features the poor Canadian singer having a good cry in an empty room while lamenting, “Damn, damn, damn, what I’d do to have you here, here, here.” And what is it with this trend of the ladies of pop setting things on fire lately? First Skylar Grey immolates herself in the video for “Invisible,” and now Avril’s getting all pyro with a flower in her new clip. Watch the sob fest below.

Last night, before taking the stage in Turin, Italy, Avril tweeted, “My music video for ‘Wish You Were Here’ is coming out tomorrow (and the tears are real… no onions!!)”

There’s not really much to the Marc Webb-directed clip for the Max Martin/Shellback-co-produced “Wish You Were Here” — just Avril in a room, looking sad, lighting flora on fire and dunking her head underwater in a bathtub. But it all works given that the mournful song itself packs a strong emotional punch.

Overall, this is a nice way to end the Goodbye Lullaby era.

Are you feeling Avril’s emotional display in “Wish You Were Here”? Let us know below.

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  • http://Idolator Patrick Cosentino

    I’m just going to be honest, I can’t stand this music video and I can’t stand listening to Avril’s music anymore because it seems like she is just asking for some sympathy by crying and it is getting on my nerves. No wonder she’s divorced!

  • http://Idolator Jared Thompson

    DAMN, DAMN, DAMN, SETTING A FLOWER ON FIRE AND CRYING IN HER MUSIC VIDEO IS SO PUNK, NOT!!! MUSIC VIDEO EPIC FAIL!!!

  • http://Idolator Victoria Louise Adkins

    BOO HOO HOO POSER IS HAVING HER BREAK DOWN AND SHE WANTS TO SHARE IT WITH THE WORLD!!!! YOUR MUSIC SUCKS NOW AND YOU ARE NO LONGER MY FAVORITE SINGER!!!

  • http://Idolator Ashley Stewert

    DAMN, DAMN, DAMN, ALL YOU EVER DO SING AND WRITE DEPRESSING POP SONGS. AVRIL LAVIGNE’S MUSIC VIDEO, SUCKS ASS AND SO DOES HER PUNK/ROCK WANNABE IMAGE!!!

  • http://Idolator Willie Knox

    WHAT A BUNCH OF MAINSTREAM CRAP. THIS MUSIC VIDEO IS SO BORING, SHE SHOULD’VE RELEASED SOME UPBEAT SINGLES AND MUSIC VIDEOS LIKE SHE USED TO. I HATE HER NOW AND I HATE HER MUSIC!!!

  • http://Idolator Adam Young

    DAMN, DAMN, DAMN, AVRIL LAVIGNE IS SUCH A WHINER AND THIS MUSIC VIDEO SUCKS BIG TIME. SHE’S NOT REALLY CRYING HERE, SHE’S JUST FAKING IT. SHE CALLS HERSELF A ROCK CHICK AND A SKATER PUNK? SHE’S SO FAKE AND HER MUSIC SUCKS ASS. GO TO YOUR MOMMY AND CRY ON HER SHOULDER, YOU STUPID BITCH!!!

  • http://Idolator William Myhand

    Avril Lavigne needs to grow up and shut up in this music video because she was the one who filed for a divorce on Deryck Whibley, not the other way around. She is such a crybaby and she looks so ugly when she is wearing glasses!

  • http://Idolator Matthew Steadman

    Avril Lavigne is not growing up, she’s growing down. She’s not really crying in this music video either, she’s faking. She looks ugly in this music video.

  • http://Idolator Pamela Hardin

    This music video is really boring and pathetic, now I regret buying into Avril Lavigne as a music artist and as a songwriter because most of the lyrics to most of her songs are becoming to sound more and more depressing every time she releases an album. I’m definately NOT going to buy her “Goodbye Lullaby” album and I’m going to throw away all 3 of her previous albums away in the trash can along with all of her posters that are on my bedroom walls. I can understand why all 11 of my brothers and sisters hates her music so much and now I hate her music as well.

  • http://Idolator Melinda Hamilton

    The lyrics to this song is very emotional, but the music video is so pathetic!

  • http://Idolator Kari Jamison

    I used to idolize Avril Lavigne and I used to listen to her music all the time, but now I don’t like her anymore and I don’t like listening to her music anymore. This music video sucks because all she did was cry in it. Hey Avril, crying in your “Wish You Were Here” music video isn’t going to bring Evan Taubenfeld and Deryck Whibley back. GET OVER IT BITCH!!!

  • http://Idolator Christopher Fulfer

    STUPID GIRL, STUPID SONG, AND STUPID MUSIC VIDEO. ENOUGH SAID!!!

  • http://Idolator Alva Jones

    I agree that this song and this music video is so depressing. I’m so glad that Avril Lavigne isn’t my daughter because if she was, I would have an abortion. This girl looks so ugly!

  • http://Idolator Matthew Reynolds

    I don’t know how Deryck Whibley could stand this Avril Lavigne and her crappy Pop music because I sure can’t. This music video is so pathetic and she looks like a crying racoon in it. She also sings like a dying dog who has been shot in the leg I’m so glad that she and Deryck are no longer married. She is such a talentless chick with no taste in fashion.

  • http://Idolator Elizabeth Kuss

    I love picking on Avril Lavigne so much because it is fun. This music video is so pathetic and her tears only show action when it comes to smearing her heavy eyeliner and mascara. I’m so glad that she isn’t my daughter because I would pull her fake blonde hair with nasty green and pink streaks and tell her that she is a talentless hack who doesn’t know how to play the guitar and skateboard.

  • http://Idolator Kevin Harris

    Avril Lavigne should just gve up on making music and just go make porn videos since she loves waking up in her bra and underwear in her “What The Hell” music video. Her “Wish You Were Here” music video is so boring and so pathetic.

  • http://Idolator Jessica Poctor

    Avril Lavigne’s music has changed so much. I don’t like her, “Wish You Were Here” music video at all because she was crying in it and there is no action in it except for her soaking in the bath tub. I’m definately will NOT be buying her, “Goodbye Lullaby” album when I get my allowance. Sorry Avril, your music sucks now and you’re not my favorite singer anymore.

  • http://Idolator Michael Bond

    This music video is so pathetic because all Avril Lavigne ever did in it was set a flora on fire, cry, and soaked in the bathtub. What would really make the music video very interesting if she would shut the hell up, stop her damn crying, and drown in the bathtub because her music is becoming to sound a lot more depressing now. She is a poser and a drama queen.

  • http://Idolator Steven Harrington

    I don’t care for Avril Lavigne and I don’t care foe her music anymore because I also agree that her music is beginning to sound a lot more depressing. This music video is so pathetic and I don’t care if she was hurting in this music video because she looks like a damn slut who cries her eyes out while her heavy eyeliner and mascara streams down her face. If I was in the music video with her, I would drown her in the bathtub until she can’t sing because she is nothing but a royal bitch who likes to get drunk and spit at the Paparazzi. She looks so ugly with glasses on and she is also a terrible role model to all of her fans out there.

  • http://Idolator Jason Seebode

    DAMN, DAMN, DAMN, WILL AVRIL LAVIGNE SHUT THE HELL UP AND STOP COMPLAINING AND CRYING IN THIS MUSIC VIDEO? I’M GETTING SO SICK AND TIRED OF LISTENING TO HER MUSIC NOW. SHE IS SO FAKE AND SO ANNOYING BECAUSE NOT ONLY THAT SHE DENIES HERSELF AS A POP MUSIC ARTIST WHO SINGS AND WRITES POP MUSIC, ALSO BECAUSE SHE TRIES TO BE SO HARDCORE BY SPITTING AT THE PAPARAZZI WHILE SHE’S DRUNK. SHE IS A STUCK UP BITCH WHO DOESN’T DESERVE TO BE IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY.

  • http://Idolator Emily Winston

    Avril Lavigne looks so ugly when she cries and this music video is the most crappiest video that I have ever seen because she is being such a damn crybaby.

  • http://Idolator Robert Woodruff

    STUPID POSER AND STUPID MUSIC VIDEO!!!

  • http://Idolator Christian Scorpio

    DAMN, DAMN, DAMN. AVRIL LAVIGNE IS NOW A SELL OUT AND THIS MUSIC VIDEO IS SO BORING AND SO PATHETIC!!!

  • http://Idolator Jeremy James

    I agree with most of you in here, Avril Lavigne’s “Wish You Were Here” music video is so boring and so pathetic. I used to listen to her music all the time when I was younger, but now I stopped listening to it because most of the lyrics to most of her songs are becoming to sound more and more depressing and it annoys the hell out of me. I think that she is trying to be all emo and she looks so ugly in this music video when she is crying. Her “Goodbye Lullaby” album is also boring and patheic. I think that, “Under My Skin” was the best album that she has ever recorded.

  • http://Idolator Jason Corley

    A total sell out crying in her music video, epic fail!

  • http://Idolator John McGee, Jr.

    Avril Lavigne is such a whiner, no wonder a lot of people in here doesn’t like her “Wish You Were Here” music video because I sure as hell don’t. Her music used to sound really good and she used to be my favorite female Pop music artist, but not anymore. I would rather watch her a horror movie than watch this garbage because I definately agree that this is so boring and so pathetic. It would be an interesting music video if Avril would just drown herself in the bathtub because she has become a sellout ever since she released, “The Best Damn Thing” album back in 2007. I’m not surprised that she and Deryck Whibley (lead singer from the band, Sum 41) are now divorce because I wouldn’t wanna be married to her at all.

  • http://Idolator John Thorne

    DAMN, DAMN, DAMN, CRY ME A RIVER AVRIL LAVIGNE BECAUSE YOUR “WISH YOU WERE HERE” MUSIC VIDEO SUCKS ASS!!!

  • http://Idolator Tracy Thorne

    Avril Lavigne is a bitch and she is also a whiner. This music video didn’t do any justice at all. It sucks!

  • http://Idolator Kristin Boatwright

    I like this song, but I hate this music video. Why does Avril Lavigne always has to be a downer? This is so pathetic!

  • http://Idolator William Glasker

    Okay, we should all just leave the poor Canadian singer alone and just let her cry in her music video because she is such a downer who always sings and writes mostly depressing Pop music. I’m not a fan of hers and I’m not a fan of her music anymore because she is beginning to sound really annoying whenever she says, “damn, damn, damn” in this song.

  • http://Idolator Taten King The Skater Boy

    Avril Lavigne isn’t the only music artist who can express her feelings though her own music and music videos, a lot of music artists do and I think that it’s a blessing. As far as this music video is concerned, I definately agree that this is so boring and so pathetic.

  • http://Idolator Carmen Edwards

    Avril Lavigne’s music had always sounded like crap in my opinion and she looks ugly in this music video, which sucks because she was crying in most of it!

  • http://Idolator Steven Scott

    HEY BITCH, STOP YOUR DAMN CRYING OR YOU WILL RUIN YOUR MAKEUP!!!

  • http://Idolator Keith Jacobson

    This music video sucks ass and if she was crying in front of me, I would just let her cry and not pay any attention to her at all because she is a bitch who thinks that she can get away with spitting at the Paparazzi while she is drunk. I know that it sounds so mean, but I don’t like her and I don’t like listening to her music.

  • http://Idolator Scott Manson

    GO AHEAD AND LET IT ALL OUT AVRIL, I DON”T CARE IF YOU’REALLY CRYING IN THIS MUSIC VIDEO BECAUSE YOUR MUSIC SUCKS ASS!!!

  • http://Idolator Matthew Wagner

    HEY AVRIL, GO AHEAD AND CRY AND RUIN YOUR DAMN MAKEUP IN THIS MUSIC VIDEO. I DON”T LIKE YOU AND I DON’T LIKE LISTENING TO YOUR MUSIC AT ALL!!!

  • http://Idolator Brett Thompson

    Hey Avril, are you trying to be emo in this music video? This is so pathetic and you’re still a poser with all of that damn makeup!

  • http://Idolator Amy Hanson

    DAMN, DAMN, DAMN, SHE KEEPS ON SINGING DEPRESSING MUSIC AND IT SUCKS NOW!!!

  • http://Idolator Metilda Mindieta from Nicaragua

    Avril darling, stop crying or you will ruin your damn makeup. Crying in this music video will not bring Deryck Whibley or Evan Taubenfeld back. You have Brody Jenner, so shut up already!

  • http://Idolator Inez Singletary

    I can’t stand this girl now and this music video is so stupid. Who the hell listens to her music now that she sold out back in 2007?

  • http://Idolator Laura Woods

    I like this song, but the music video is a let down becaus it only shows Avril crying and soaking in the bathtub.

  • http://Idolator Kyong Nam from Korea

    I’m not feeling the emotions in this music video at all because it is so boring and so pathetic. Her “Goodbye Lullabye” album sounds like crap and I’m definately not going to buy it.

  • http://Idolator Amanda Lambert

    THIS IS THE WORST MUSIC VIDEO FROM AVRIL LAVIGNE AND SO IS HER “GOODBYE LULLABY” ALBUM!!!

  • http://Idolator Miranda Bailey

    AVRIL LAVIGNE’S, “WISH YOU WERE HERE” MUSIC VIDEO IS SUCH A LET DOWN AND SO IS HER “GOODBYE LULLABY” ALBUM!!!

  • http://Idolator Jonathan Reeves

    I DON’T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT THIS MUSIC VIDEO AT ALL AND I DON’T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT AVRIL LAVIGNE ANYMORE BECAUSE SHE IS A FAKE BITCH NOW. GO DROWN YOURSELF IN THE BATHTUB BECAUSE YOUR MUSIC SUCKS ASS NOW, AND YOU CALL YOURSELF A “ROCK CHICK” AND A “SKATER PUNK”. YOU’RE SO STUPID. GROW UP AND STOP YOUR DAMN CRYING!!!

  • http://Idolator Steven McKutcheon

    AVRIL LAVIGNE IS FAKE AND THIS MUSIC VIDEO SUCKS DONKEY COCK!!!

  • http://Idolator Todd Patterson

    I didn’t know that there are a lot of haters in here who thinks that this music video sucks because I agree tha it sucks.

  • http://Idolator Winston Merchek

    AVRIL LAVIGNE’S “WISH YOU WERE HERE” MUSIC VIDEO SUCKS AND SHE LOOKS SO NASTY WITH ALL OF THAT MAKEUP SMEARING DOWN HER FACE WHEN SHE’S CRYING. I’M SO GLAD THAT SHE IS NOT MY WIFE OR MY GIRLFRIEND BECAUSE I WOULD BEAT THE CRAP OUT OF HER WITH MY SKATEBOARD BECAUSE SHE IS FAKING THOSE CROCODILE TEARS!!!

  • http://Idolator J. R. Cody

    Everything about Avril Lavigne is fake and this music video is so pethetic.

  • http://Idolator Jay Williams

    Avril Lavigne is a slut who likes to cry in her songs and music videos.