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Shania Twain and the little-known details of her difficult life

From cheating husband to abusive father, in all her ups and downs, Shania Twain has used music to get through...

Interesting and rather sad facts from the life of charming Shania Twain

Shania Twain - Canadian-born songwriter and performer, and the best-selling country star of all time: for a minute - Shania's worldwide circulation is more than 100 million copies! She is called the "queen of country pop" and her name is known to millions of people around the world ... This is undoubtedly a huge success, but ... looking back at it, as well as hit Man! I Feel Like a Woman!” and "You're still the One", it's hard to believe that the life of this delightful singer was full of dark and tragic moments ... Just like her country colleague Reba McIntyre, Twain skillfully used all the tragedy of her life to fuel her music and ambitions. From cheating husband to abusive father, Shania Twain has shown incredible strength through all the critical moments that life has thrown at her—in all her ups and downs, Shania Twain has used music to endure...

She grew up poor and occasionally took "poor man's sandwiches" to school.

Shania Twain
Shania Twain

"Poor Man's Sandwich" is, in fact, two pieces of bread, between which there is nothing but mustard or mayonnaise. When Shania was a child, her family experienced financial difficulties. And the "poor man's sandwich" was the only food she took to school... Young Twain was too proud to eat from other children, and this despite the fact that at times, due to hunger, it was difficult for her to concentrate on the lessons ...

Shania did not want to tell anyone about this: she was afraid that her parents could be deprived of parental rights, since they could not provide for her ...

Shania's stepfather was a real monster

Shania Twain is amazing as always...
Shania Twain is amazing as always...

Shania born in august 1965 years in the family Sharon Morrison and Clarence Edwards. Parents divorced when the girl was barely two years old, after which her mother moved to Timmins, Ontariowhere she met Jerry Twain, her second husband. Over the years, Shania has described her stepfather in interviews both positively and negatively... Jerry Twain adopted girls (Shania and her sisters Jill and Kerry) and gave them his last name when he married their mother. At that time, Shania was only 4 years old ... Subsequently, the singer said that she "loved her second dad very much", but she was always embarrassed by his personality ...

“I loved him and had a lot of respect for what he did for us by being a hard worker. He set an excellent example. But I'm still confused..."

Even though Jerry taught Shania a lot, he abused her throughout her childhood... Later Shania tells how he abused her, mumbled obscene things to her and touched her where she did not want it when the girl was in bed ... He also beat her mother, and once almost killed her, which was forever deposited in Shania's memory ... Luckily, she managed to convince her mother to give up this monster...

She and her family lived in a homeless shelter

Shania Twain...
Shania Twain...

Shania family she constantly experienced poverty ... But after her mother Sharon left Jerry, the problems escalated sharply: for some time they lived in a homeless shelter ... From the singer's memoirs:

“Mom got out of the car to use the pay phone while we sat and waited for her in the car. She returned a few minutes later with a piece of paper scrawled with the address of a homeless shelter. We slept in it that night. It's a stuffy, overcrowded place with beds that look more like cots…”

From the age of 8 she sang in bars

Shania Twain on stage...
Shania Twain on stage...

To help the family Shania started performing in bars when she was eight years old ... She usually earned from 20 to 50 dollars per night, but as she later admitted, she hated bars.

They were smoky and full of "slobbering" drunken men, and performing from midnight to 2am couldn't be easy for an eight year old (though they weren't legal at all...)

Her parents died in a car accident

Country Queen Shania Twain
Country Queen Shania Twain

When Shania was 21 years old, her musical career began to develop ... But, unfortunately, a family tragedy changed everything. Shania's mother and stepfather died in a car accident, and she left her promising career to take care of her teenage siblings... However, she was still able to continue singing (although for the most part she was forced to do so, because this is the only thing that brought good earnings...)

Husband cheated on her with best friend

First husband Shania Twain was her producer and musical partner Robert "Mutt" Lang. They were married for 14 years and had a little son, before one act put an end to their happy family life ... As it turned out, Lang was cheating on her with her best friend Marie Ann Thiebaudwho was also his translator! Both Lang and Thibaut repeatedly denied that an affair had ever happened between them ... But the truth was revealed when Thibault filed for divorce (at that time her husband was Frederic Thiebaud).

Frederic Thiebaud and Shania Twain
Frederic Thiebaud and Shania Twain

Twain and Lang broke up in 2008, but officially divorced only in 2010th. It seems like a fantasy or melodrama plot, but in a strange way, Shania and Frederic found some kind of solace in each other! They became a couple as soon as the romance of their former partners was revealed.

After the divorce, she developed dysphonia

Beautiful Shania Twain
Beautiful Shania Twain

After a traumatic divorce Shania started to suffer from dysphonia… The illness caused the loss of the voice, but, fortunately, it was temporary.

“The muscles are literally squeezing your voice and preventing the air from flowing properly! You have almost no voice, which is not good for a singer… It has nothing to do with the vocal cords. I would say that some kind of sheath around the vocal cords restricts and does not allow them to do their job ... "

Amazing Shania Twain...
Amazing Shania Twain...

As it turned out, this was due to Lyme disease!

Twain claims it was her personal battle with an infectious disease that destroyed her voice, resulting in her being able to speak but unable to sing for several years...

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