While Shania Twain spent years at the forefront of country music, severe vocal issues forced her to take a six year hiatus.
However, she’s now revealing more about what led her to lose her voice for such a long period of time.
According to Music-News, Twain developed a vocal cord disorder, dysphonia, while she was going through a difficult divorce from her long-time husband Mutt Lange. While dysphonia is often caused by stress, the singer recently found out that a bacterial infection may have also been a culprit.
Specifically, Lyme disease could have played a role in the loss of her voice.
“A singer’s typical problem is nodules on the vocal cords from overuse or poor technique. That was not my problem. My problem isn’t unique, or rare, but the exercises are very different than for nodules, and I can’t get an operation for mine.”
Now, she takes extra good care of her voice so she doesn’t lose it again. She’s set to take the stage at this year’s Stagecoach festival and we couldn’t be happier to see her back in the spotlight!