Shania Twain’s Painful Battle With Lyme Disease – And Her Big Comeback

by Jeremy Spirogis
Shania Twain

Singer Shania Twain has been by her share of heartache in her life – an abusive and tough childhood, betrayal by her greatest friend and husband and, as she opened up lately, the ache of virtually shedding her voice and livelihood to Lyme Disease.

Shania Twain
Shania Twain | Mike Coppola/Getty Images for American Heart Association

Find out what the resilient artist needed to say and what she’s been as much as these days.

Shania Twain’s anxious divorce from producer Mutt Lange

Twain was divorced from her husband, famend music producer Mutt Lange, in 2010. The couple had been married since 1993 and separated after the 54-year-old singer found her husband had been untrue to her along with her greatest friend, Marie-Anne Thiébaud.

The Man I Feel Like A Woman! singer wrote in her guide, From This Moment On, “I was disgusted that another woman’s lust for a lifestyle upgrade was worth the devastation of my family.”

Twain ultimately remarried, surprisingly, in a 2011 marriage ceremony to Thiébaud’s ex-husband, Frederic Thiébaud. She was reluctant to take action, cautious of what the world would consider her, primarily, marriage swapping.

Speaking to People final week, the singer expressed gratitude for the love she discovered after such a breach of belief.

“I’m so grateful I found the faith and courage to love again — because the last thing you want to do when you’re crushed is love again,” Twain stated.

“When you have a great loss, you lose faith; you get very discouraged. I’m sure a lot of people say, ‘I’m never going to love again. I never want to fall in love again.’ Songs have been written about that. I’m really glad that that got turned around for me, and that’s what this relationship is.”

Her secret Lyme Disease battle

The nation and pop singer realized in 2003 that she had been bitten by a tick however had no concept of what she must endure after its chew.

She instructed The National Post in 2017 concerning the Lyme Disease she needed to reside with for years and the way it affected her voice.

Twain was bitten whereas visiting Virginia in 2003. “I saw a tick fall off me,” she stated.

The From This Moment On singer stated her signs confirmed up straight away.

“I was on tour, so I almost fell off the stage every night,” she recalled. “I was very, very dizzy and didn’t know what was going on. It’s just one of those things you don’t suspect.”

It took her years to determine why her voice had petered out – she didn’t document for 15 years – till a Philadelphia otolaryngologist concluded that it was nerve injury attributable to Lyme illness. In 2018, the physician implanted Gore-Tex stabilizers within the singer’s throat that allowed her vocal muscular tissues to not grow to be so simply fatigued, boosting her confidence.

Twain’s comeback

For all of the hardship Twain has endured, she is making up for it massive time.

In 2019, she debuted as an actress with John Travolta enjoying her love curiosity within the race automobile movie Trading Paint.

This 12 months, the mom of 1 is showing with Gary Sinise in I Still Believe, a movie about Christian singer Jeremy Camp’s heartbreak, loss, and religion. The movie will probably be releasing in March of 2020.

The actually massive information for Twain? Her new Las Vegas residency, “Let’s Go!,” on the Zappos theater, which started December 6, 2019 and simply exhibits the artist’s perseverance.

“Sometimes I get overwhelmed coping with things,” she instructed AARP this month, “but experience also teaches you how to manage. When you get older, you have so much experience at falling and getting up,” she stated. “You’re not going to stop falling. But you will get better at getting up and brushing yourself off. I believe that. I’ve lived it.”

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