SHANIA FEARED HER CA­REER WAS OVER

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Shania Twain (above) says af­ter be­ing hit by Lyme Dis­ease, she thought her singing ca­reer was fin­ished. The 51-year-old singer says she feared she would never sing again af­ter the tick-borne con­di­tion caused her to al­most lose her voice, re­ported Con­tact­mu­sic.

“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,” Twain says.

The singer, how­ever, says she found so­lace in the fact that she could still pour out her cre­ativ­ity in writ­ing songs, even if she couldn’t per­form them her­self. “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,” she says.

THE SINGER LOST HER VOICE FOR SEV­ERAL YEARS AND COULD SPEAK ONLY AND NOT YELL

PHOTO: AN­GELA WEISS/AFP

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