Shania Twain Opens Up About Devastating Disease

Shania Twain Opens Up About Devastating Disease
 Nelius Stackpoole
Nelius Stackpoole

12 Sep 2017

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Shania Twain has opened up about her battle with Lyme disease.

She broke the news on ITV's Lorraine and revealed she contracted the disease after finding a tick on her skin while she was horseback riding in the woods.

She revealed how she received medical care right away but how the full extent of the damage caused by the condition wasn't clear until some time afterwards.

"I was clear of any immediate effects," Shania explained. "But then I started having problems controlling my voice.

"At the time, I just figured I needed a break from music to rest. But that break became an extended break because my voice never came back. I lost a serious pleasure in my life. I believed I would never sing again."

"I was told that it was a permanent injury – but I still did it, I made another album," she continued. "I am so grateful for this because it was a huge challenge to get singing again."

Shania's new album Now is available to buy and download now.