It’s been a minute since we last checked in on Shania Twain, our reigning shady country queen and one-time maybe Trump supporter. And for good reason. Shania’s been busy making movies, like that one last year with John Travolta and his wig, and the upcoming Christian-themed biopic, I Still Believe, starring that hot ginger from Riverdale. But, fortunately, everybody’s favorite least-impressed Canadian took some time to sit down with Sunday TODAY and get into her struggles with Lyme Disease.
During the interview, Shania once again talks about how Lyme Disease, and a vocal cord disorder from 2011––and the subsequent throat surgery she had to relieve pressure––has affected her career.
“It was devastating,” she said. “I was very, very sad about it, to the point where … I felt I had no other choice but to just accept it….I was mourning. I was mourning the expression of my voice.”
While tuning in to watch a person discuss their debilitating illness doesn’t necessarily scream: good times!, Shania reassures everyone that although she probably won’t be able to hit the high notes on “I’m Gonna Getcha Good!” anytime soon, she’s totally into her new, raspy voice.
“The surgery’s quite … invasive,” she said. “It’s given me more room to play, to be honest. I have gravel. “I think it’s kind of sexy. I mean, it’s there. I’m never gonna have my old voice again. I’m OK with that. I’ve found a new voice. And I like it.”
Not bad for a woman who is currently in another year of a successful Vegas residency, with shows so far booked until June 2020. The interview also delves deep into her upbringing (SPOILER: also sad), her success, her cheating ex-husband, and everything in between. I tend to forget about Shania’s iconic legacy until I’m reminded when in a drag bar and some queen comes out and launches into Man! I Feel Like A Woman! We stan a versatile, leopard-print-clad survivor!
Check out the trailer for the interview below.