She may be in the midst of a major comeback, but there was a time when Shania Twain thought she would never sing again.
Speaking to 60 Minutes Australia, the country singer recalled her battle with Lyme disease, revealing that she had to fight against dysphonia, a condition that affects vocal cord control – a result of Lyme disease - to regain her singing voice.
“I never thought I would sing again,” she said in a sneak peek of the interview.
During her battle with the disease, the now 52-year-old was also facing a personal betrayal after divorcing from her husband, Robert Lange, amid reports of his infidelity.
“How many more traumatic moments can I take?" Twain said. “I wasn’t just broken, I was shattered.”
Lange reportedly cheated on Shania with her best friend, Marie-Anne Thiébaud who he later married. Shania and Robert separated in 2008, and their divorce was finalized in 2010. Ina bizarre twist, Shania married Thiébaud's ex-husband, Frederic, in 2011.
Shania’s new album Now, will be released at the end of this month, some fifteen years after her last album, Up!.
"It was really just all about me speaking everything that was in my heart and mind," Twain said of her new album at a press event in Nashville in May, via Rolling Stone, although she made sure to note that Now "is not a divorce album."
"I've never written an album that has not been collaborative or uninfluenced by another thinker, by another heart," Twain added. "So this is my chance to do something very, very pure."