How Shania Found a New Voice After Lyme Disease
In 2003, Shania Twain was in Norfolk, Virginia when she was bitten by a tiny (think 1/8″) tick that caused a big problem: dysphonia. Dysphonia is a kind of vocal cord muscle paralysis, and is a rare complication from Lyme Disease. So that tick in Virginia was responsible for taking Twain’s voice. And now, she’s opening up about what she’s done to get that voice back.
“I had to have an operation that was very intense and it’s an open-throat operation, very different from a vocal cord operation,” Twain told Extra, “and I had to have two of them, so that was really, really, really tough and I survived that, meaning emotionally I survived, and am just ready to keep going.
“When you’re a singer and it’s your voice, it is just a terrible, terrible feeling,” she added. “It was a great, great loss, so I had to come to terms with losing the voice that I had and rediscovering my new one.
“It’s been a long, a really rewarding, journey.”
And while Twain’s vocal cords are not completely out of the woods yet, she said that she is working on other non-surgical ways to teach her voice to sound like hers again. “What I’ve learned in the interim through therapy is how to manipulate my voice to get it to do what I want it to do — or at least close enough that I don’t want to give up — so you just gotta be willing and give in to change,” she said, “and you have to accept that you don’t always have to be the same and that’s what I have to do, and I’m embracing that.”
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Shania talks upcoming Vegas residency
In case you missed, Shania Twain talked about her upcoming Vegas residency on ABC‘s Good Morning America (6/17). Watch here.
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Shania Twain Announces Las Vegas Residency
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Shania Joins Lionsgate Faith-Based Film, “I Still Believe”
Music superstar Shania Twain has joined the cast of faith-based film I Still Believe, to be released by Lionsgate and Kingdom Studios on March 20, 2020. The film focuses on the story of Christian music artist Jeremy Camp, and takes its title from his 2003 hit song by the same name. Twain will play Jeremy’s mother, Terry Camp.
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