It's no secret that Shania Twain is an incredibly strong woman. But now, as the country star prepares to release her first album in 15 years, she's revealing the painful journey it took to get to that point.
In an exclusive interview with ETOnline.com, Twain got candid about losing her parents at age 22, ending her 16-year marriage to music producer Robert "Mutt" Lange, and on top of all that, temporarily losing her voice after a battle with Lyme disease.
"My divorce was traumatizing to me, my parents dying was the most devastating time of my life--I can't bring my parents back," the 51-year-old said. "My voice will never be exactly what it was before."
But she's not letting that—any of that—stop her from singing again. And she wants her fans to know that the new music is all her.
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"I wrote all of this music myself, so it's all on me," she said. "If fans don't like it, I just have to take that on myself, but it's worth it, because even if a small amount of people are inspired by it, I've done what I set out to do."
Professional life aside, she's now been married to her second husband, Frederic Thiebaud, for six years. And she confessed that after her painful divorce, Frederic was the one who brought calmness to her life again. She also called her 15-year-old son Eja "the light at the end of the tunnel."
"My son was the beauty out of it all," Twain said.
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We can't think of a more moving way to persevere through the tough times than love from the family to push you forward in the present. How appropriate that her new album will be called 'Now.'
You can pick up a copy of Shania Twain's new album on Sept. 29.
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