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Shania Twain: I'm never going to have my old voice again


Shania Twain performing on "The Today Show" in New York City. TNS

Singer Shania Twain, known for love ballads such as "You’re Still the One" and "From This Moment On" — popular as the go-to first dance songs for weddings worldwide — is never getting her old voice back.

The Canadian singer opened up about her battle with Lyme disease, saying it has been "devastating." She says due to it, she is never going to have her old voice back but she is okay with that.

Other well-known celebrities who have been afflicted with the disease include Justin Bieber, Avril Lavigne, and Alec Baldwin.


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Twain got the tick-borne illness in 2003, and had to undergo open-throat surgery after her voice was damaged by the effects of dysphonia as a result of the disease.

The tick bite kept the singer out of action for years, during which she spent time with her family.

Now, the "Forever and for Always" hitmaker has said she "mourned" the loss of her voice.

"It was devastating. I felt I had no other choice but to just accept it — in that I would never sing again. I was mourning the expression of my voice," she said.

After taking some time away from the spotlight to recover, Shania made her music comeback in 2017, with a new gravelly tone to her voice, which she now believes is "kinda sexy."

Speaking in a preview clip for an upcoming interview, she said: "I'm never going to have my old voice again. I'm okay with that. I've found a new voice and I like it. (It's) kinda sexy."

Meanwhile, the 54-year-old recently spoke about needing to "rediscover" her voice following her series of surgeries.

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