The singer-songwriter from Timmins, Ont. now says the Lyme disease she contracted from that bite almost damaged her vocal chords beyond repair, in a recent People interview.
“It would have killed me not to be able to ever sing again,” she told the magazine. “I wasn’t going to let my life be over if I wasn’t going to be able to sing again, but I would have been very sad and I would have mourned that forever.”
She’s picked herself up since, with a vibrant Las Vegas residency fellow Canadian performer Céline Dion would be proud of.
Fans first learned about her health struggles in the 2011 docu-series “Why Not? With Shania Twain,” where she revealed she’d gone through months of therapy for the vocal disorder dysphonia, which left her sounding hoarse and strained.
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