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Shania Twain Emotionally Reveals She Feared She'd 'Never Sing Again' After Battle With Lyme Disease

Shania Twain is one of the most legendary country musicians alive, and with her smash hits like "Man, I Feel Like A Woman" and "Forever And For Always" she's cemented her place in country history.

However, after a terrifying battle with Lyme disease, Shania revealed in a new interview on Loose Women that she had feared she might lose her ability to sing all together.

“There was a long time I thought I would never sing again,” Shania Twain revealed in a new interview.

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“It took years to get to the bottom of what was affecting my voice, and I would say probably a good seven years before a doctor was able to find out that it was nerve damage to my vocal cords directly caused by Lyme disease," she explained.

Shania then explained that not being able to speak properly affected her daily life.

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“You start avoiding speaking on the phone, you start avoiding going to places that have ambient noise where you have to speak over the volume of others. It’s very debilitating. Our voice is such a huge part of our self-expression. For a vocalist, a singer … it’s devastating in so many ways," she revealed.

“Until I got to the bottom of why I was having a problem with my voice, there wasn’t really much I could do about it,”

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“So it took a long time. I did believe that I would probably have to accept at some point that I was never going to be able to sing again. Thankfully, I persevered and I’m making records again, and putting on concerts.”

You can watch the interview for yourself right here.

We're so glad that Shania got to the bottom of what was wrong and is recovering as best as she can — country music would not be the same without her!

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