Shania Twain feared she would never sing again after a battle with Lyme disease affected her vocal cords and caused her to withdraw from the spotlight for over a decade.
“I never thought I would sing again,” she said.
The 52-year-old singer had to fight to regain her voice from the damaging effects of dysphonia, the result of Lyme disease.
“I was shattered,” she said. “How many more traumatic moments can I take?’ she said. “I wasn’t just broken, I was shattered.”
In July, Twain also opened up to PEOPLE about her battle with Lyme: “I was very scared for a little while that I wouldn’t sing again, ever. I went through that moment, but I found a way. I found a way to do it.”
Now, using her voice requires lengthy warmups and physical therapy that Twain described as “very, very difficult.”
Twain was away from the music scene for 15 years, as she worked to recover from the disease
Twain’s 2015 attempt at a final tour was plagued by health issues, as she was forced to cancel several dates due to a “respiratory infection.”
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