Shania Twain talks about her fight against Lyme disease: “I thought I was going to fall off the stage.”
Shania Twain said that before she found out she had Lyme disease, she had “blackouts” and felt “dizzy” on stage.
In 2003, the country star was bit by a tick while riding a horse.
So in her new Netflix documentary, she says that her symptoms were “quite scary.”
In “Not Just a Girl,” she said, “Before I was diagnosed, I was very dizzy on stage.” “I was losing my balance, and I was afraid I was going to fall off the stage.”
She also said, “I was having these very, very, very short blackouts every minute or 30 seconds.”
Not only did Twain’s long-term illness make it hard for her to perform, but she also got dysphonia, which caused her to temporarily lose her voice.
She said, “My voice was never the same again.” I thought I’d never be able to talk again. I thought that was the end of it and that I would never sing again. “
After she lost her voice, Twain had to go through a number of invasive surgeries.
She told Extra in 2019: “I had to have very intense surgery. It was an open-throat surgery, which is very different from a vocal cord surgery. I had to have two of them, which was really, really, really hard. I made it through that, which means I made it through emotionally, and I’m ready to keep going. “
The country singer was having health problems and found out that her husband of 15 years, Robert “Mutt” Lange, was having an affair with her friend and personal assistant, Marie-Anne Thiébaud.
“When I was trying to figure out why I couldn’t control my voice and why it was changing, I was going through a divorce. The “You’re Still the One” singer said in the documentary, “My husband leaves me for another woman.” She added that she was at “a whole other low” and “didn’t see any point in continuing with a music career.”
Strangely, the five-time Grammy winner was able to find love and her voice again.
In 2010, Twain and Marie’s ex-husband, Anne’s Frédéric Thiébaud, became close because they had both been through hard times.
Their friendship quickly turned romantic, and a year later they got married.