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Shania Twain Opened Up About Grieving a Side Effect of Her Chronic Illness.

Twain hasn’t released an album in 15 years because Lyme Disease caused problems with her vocal cords.

“I was grieving the loss of my voice. I really believed I would never sing again.” -Shania Twain, Amazon Music

Twain said she had to go back to vocal school and speech therapy to relearn how to sing.

Her new album comes out in September.

Twain contracted Lyme disease in the early 2000s in Virginia.

She said that she actually saw the tick fall off her and soon began experiencing symptoms.

Twain said she didn’t realize her vocal issues were caused by Lyme disease until years later.

“It took all these years to determine that. Then it was all about, ‘Now what do I do about it? How can I fix it?’” – CBC News

“So that took several years, just working out what therapy would work for me, without even knowing how well it would work in the end.”

Originally published: July 19, 2017
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