Shania Twain, 52, battled against Lyme disease that took her voice for several years. Now, on her comeback, Twain admits she takes her health, ‘very seriously’.
The iconic singer had lost her voice due to the disease that damaged her vocal chords. She previously feared she might never be able to sing again.
During Twain’s interview with Sunday’s Herald-Sun, she said she makes sure she eats properly, she rests well, and spends time and effort to ‘self-care’ to avoid having problems with her health again.
Last year, the Canadian singer made a comeback with her new album, ‘Now’, after 15 years of music hiatus.
Now that Shania Twain’s back on the road for touring, she said it’s all about taking care of herself, and protecting her voice at all costs.
“I take my health seriously. There is a lot of discipline involved for me personally, eating properly, getting the right amount of rest, self-care and self-maintenance,” she said in the interview.
Shania added’ “You have to put the performance first and I take that very seriously.”
As a result of a tick bite back in 2003, Twain continuous to battle complications for more than 10 years.
According to the That Don’t Impress Me Much hit-maker, during her Up! Tour in 2003, she saw a tick fall off her, which was followed by dizziness in the next few days. Twain said she almost fell off the stage while performing during that tour.
“It’s a debilitating disease and extremely dangerous. You can’t play around with it, so you’ve got to check yourself for ticks,” Shania told The National Post last year.
“In my case I was lucky that I saw a tick fall off me. But a lot of people don’t even realize that they got bit. There’s a very short window to catch it and then treat it.”
Shania Twain had been known worldwide due to her 90s hits like ‘Man! I Feel Like a Woman’ and ‘You’re Still The One’, which trampled country sound boundaries with her unorthodox music style combinations.
She said the country music scene in Nashville opposes her, and she admits she will always be seen as an outsider to them.
“I don’t think anything has changed with me and Nashville, to be honest,” Twain said.
“I always will be, to some degree, considered an outsider, especially to the country music industry, but not to the fans.”
Shania Twain’s Now Tour in Australia is set to begin in Perth on November 30, and will end in in Sydney on December 14.
Have a look at this interview she recently did talking about her battle with Lyme Disease :