logo
Getty Images
Getty Images

Shania Twain Underwent Open-Throat Surgery – What For?

Odette Odendaal
Aug 20, 2020
11:40 A.M.

One of the best-selling female artists in history, Shania Twain, found a new voice, and she is enjoying the rediscovery. Even so, she went through a "very scary" time to get here.

Advertisement

Country singer Shania Twain underwent open throat surgery to repair damage caused to her vocal cords, and she opened up about the experience during a new interview.

The 54-year-old had a disorder of the vocal cords called dysphonia, but it took several years before doctors could figure out the cause. The singer's voice got affected more as time went by, and it stirred up worries that she might lose her voice forever.

Shania Twain appearing on Season 15 of "Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen" in 2018. | Source: Getty Images.

Shania Twain appearing on Season 15 of "Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen" in 2018. | Source: Getty Images.

Advertisement

HER LIFE CHANGED 17 YEARS AGO

On Monday, Twain appeared on the British talk show "Loose Women," and shared how a day back in 2003 when she went horseback riding changed her life.

While she's pleased with the way it all turned out, Twain went through periods of doubt since doctors struggled to pinpoint what was affecting her voice and added:

"I would say, a good seven years before a doctor was able to find out if it was nerve damage to my vocal cords directly caused by Lyme disease."

Advertisement

HOW TWAIN GOT THE DISEASE

The singer contracted Lyme disease from a tick that bit her that day in the forest, and it went undetected for years.

Nothing could be done about Twain's vocal cords until doctors got to the bottom of the cause, and she started wondering whether she'd have to face losing her voice altogether.

Advertisement

HER PERSEVERANCE PAID OFF

Now Twain is grateful that she didn't give up, and she said that the open-throat surgery gave her voice a new sound. During the "very scary" surgery, doctors inserted stabilizers to her vocal cord, and it made a big difference, as she added:

"My voice has changed. My speaking voice is definitely the biggest effort. Sometimes I get a bit raspy… singing is actually easier."

Advertisement

HER SECOND RESIDENCY STARTS DECEMBER

Twain, who will begin her second residency in Las Vegas at the end of the year, feels like her singing voice gained power and "character," which reminded her of how much she loves singing.

Pleased with the result of the operation, the country singer loves her new voice too, feeling grateful that she still has one. As a singer its Twain's way of expressing herself to the world, and if she couldn't do that anymore, it would just devastate her.

HAPPY IN LOVE

Shania Twain could also count on the support of her husband, Frédéric Thiébaud to help her get through the terrifying ordeal.

The couple tied the knot back in 2011, and their relationship initially blossomed after mutual pain over their respective break-ups brought them together.

Advertisement
info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
Related posts

Julie Andrews Misses Her Husband 'like Crazy' after Trying to Save Him from the 'Monster' of Self-Medication

May 11, 2022

Before Major Surgery Veteran Gives Nurse a Badge Begging to Find and Bring His Best Friend – Story of the Day

May 03, 2022

Before Girl’s Surgery Mom Suggests to Meet at Park After, Girl Comes & Only Finds Note on Bench – Story of the Day

May 24, 2022

Celine Dion's Spouse 'Started to Cry' during Their 1st Meeting — Her Mom Was against Their Marriage

May 12, 2022

Linda Ronstadt Was Told That She Had Parkinson’s Yet It Turned Out to Be a Misdiagnosis

April 01, 2022

Every Day, Old Man Mourns First Love in Their Special Place, One Day Her Carbon Copy Appears There – Story of the Day

March 31, 2022

Man Kicks His 60-Year-Old Wife Out of the House after Learning She’s Pregnant with Triplets – Story of the Day

May 16, 2022

Hal Holbrook ‘Couldn’t Stop Watching’ Wife Dixie Having ‘These Big Flirting Scenes’ with ‘The Nicest Fellow'

March 19, 2022

Michael J Fox Was ‘Isolating’ Himself From Wife of 34 Years & Kids - She Helped Him to Become Part Of Family Again

March 19, 2022

On Valentine's Day, Rich Girl Rejects Poor Guy, She Appears on His Doorstep Years Later – Story of the Day

February 14, 2022

Minnie Riperton Took Last Breath in Her Husband's Arms at 31 — Inside Their Interracial Marriage

April 26, 2022

Girl Finds Shelter in a Tree Cave When a Voice From Behind Says, ‘This Is My Cave’ – Story of the Day

February 24, 2022

Widowed Mom Learns Her Son Escapes Home Every Night, He Returns One Day with Bag Full of Cash – Story of the Day

April 11, 2022

20 Years after Newborn Daughter’s Death, Man Hears, ‘Dad, I Finally Found You’ – Story of the Day

March 05, 2022