Shania Twain feared singing career was over

The singer sought solace in knowing she could still pour out her creativity in writing songs.

Published: 16th July 2017 12:37 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th July 2017 12:37 PM   |  A+A-

FILE - In this June 16, 2017, file photo, Shania Twain performs at Rockefeller Plaza in New York.


LOS ANGELES: Singer Shania Twain "grieved" for her singing career after being hit by Lyme Disease because it stopped her from being able to sing.

Twain said: "It's a very debilitating disease, very degenerative. So I was very lucky at all that it affected the nerves on my vocal cords, not the vocal cords. I lost my voice for several years and I could speak but I couldn't yell. I could never yell for my dog or my son or whatever.

"I also felt that I was never going to make another album -- that was probably my truth. It was devastating. I really grieved about that. It did bring me down and I struggled with it every day."

However, the "That don't impress me much" hitmaker sought solace in knowing she could still pour out her creativity in writing songs, even if she couldn't perform them herself, reports

She added to The Sun newspaper's 'Bizarre Life' podcast: "It was very depressing and I was really sad about it but I still had my writing and my writing is my first love, really, over everything. I was only going to be a writer and not the performer."

Twain, who is making a musical comeback after 15 years out of the spotlight, also spoke of her devastation when ex-husband Mutt left her for her best friend, Marie-Anne Thiebaud, in 2008 as she said that she thought their union would last forever.

She said: "I thought that marriage was forever. I really, really believed that. I thought, 'I'm safe. This creative relationship is forever'. And I really counted on that. I never even considered that it would ever be different. I was committed and that would be the rest of my life. I was sure of that.

"So when that fell away, the marriage fell away, the friendship falls away with that, and every part of that falls away. And of course the musical collaboration fell away."

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