was one of the biggest country music superstars on the planet in the 1990s. But when she was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2003, everything changed. The singer had to undergo many open-throat surgeries to recover from the tick-borne illness, and says the process was devastating.
In a new interview with Willie Geist for Sunday Today, Twain spoke about her illness, the recovery process and the break she took in 2015 to deal with the problems she had with her vocal cords.
Shania Twain Speaks Up About Her Battle With Lyme Disease – ‘I’ve Found A New Voice’
It was devastating, ”says Twain. “I was very, very sad about this to the point where I come from – I felt that I had no choice but to accept it – and that I would never sing again. I cried the expression of my voice. ”
It took 54 years to recover, and she finally returned to music in 2017. She says her voice will never be the same again and that she has a new low tone, but she accepts the changes.
“It was gradually because the surgery is invasive,” said Twain. “It gave me more room to play, to be honest. I think it’s pretty sexy. ”
She says she will never have her own voice again and she agrees with that. Now she has found a new voice and she loves it.
Twain recently told People magazine that it would have killed her if she could no longer sing. But, she was not going to let her life end if it had happened. However, she admits that she would have been very sad at the end of her chan career.