Shania: my agony
MUSIC legend Shania Twain felt like she was “dying” after her husband of
14 years ran off with her best friend.
The That Don’t Impress Me Much singer hit rock bottom after music producer Robert Lange ended their marriage.
Shania told me: “Betrayal is a hard, dark and deep fall. I’ve been through some incredibly dark times before, so this wasn’t the first time I’ve felt like this but it still hit me hard. It felt like I was dying inside and
I’ve been to that place before. It’s a dark, deep fall and it is hard to come back from.”
The Canadian singer has had many career highs, including
On Over, which is still the biggestselling album by a female solo artist in history.
But she also has a history of personal lows including growing up in an abusive home, her parents being killed in a car crash and being forced to take a 15-year career break due to losing her voice after getting Lyme disease.
Shania performed at Radio 2’s Live in Hyde Park gig last Sunday alongside Take That, Emeli Sande and James Blunt. She releases comeback album Now on September 29. She added: “I put all of those feelings and emotions into the lyrics of this album and I’m not apologetic or embarrassed to say I got that low.
“People are asking if I’m scared or nervous to come back after all this time, but I’ve been through the scary, horrible bit with my throat problems and divorce. “The journey was so difficult and long. Releasing the album is the easy bit.”