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Shania Twain on Messy Divorce, Losing her Voice

Shania Twain says her divorce in 2008 was the wake-up call she needed.
People reports the singer said in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that the breakup left her devastated, but eventually empowered her.
“I didn’t want to live,” she told the

Shania Twain says her divorce in 2008 was the wake-up call she needed.

People reports the singer said in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that the breakup left her devastated, but eventually empowered her.

“I didn’t want to live,” she told the talk show host after she found out then-husband Robert “Mutt” Lange was having an affair with her assistant Marie-Anne Thiebaud.

But now Twain says the 14-year marriage that ended in divorce was “a very positive thing”.

She added, “I needed the wake-up.”

Twain also revealed in the interview that to this day she doesn’t know much of the alleged affair. She told Winfrey of a particularly low point when she wrote a letter to Marie-Ann saying, “Why are you torturing me? Let it go, please. Find love somewhere else from someone else.”

She said: “I know it was pathetic. But we all have pathetic moments. No-one is above this type of low.

“By not understanding and not knowing the details your imagination is left to run wild,” she explained. “I never got the details. I phoned Marie-Anne and did everything I could to get the details out of her and she changed her number and that was it.”

Twain then moved on and found love with Marie-Anne’s estranged husband, Frederic.

The new couple married in January in Puerto Rico.

Twain is now getting back into singing, after discovering she suffers from a condition called dysphonia, where the muscles in her throat squeeze her voice box.

She believes it is from years of fear – witnessing domestic violence as a child, her parents’ deaths and longtime stage-fright.

She added, “I’ve trapped my own voice, and now I’ve got to unwipe all that. I really can’t imagine not singing again.”

Watch a snippet of her interview here


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