London: Shania Twain says after being hit by Lyme Disease she thought her singing career was finished.
The 51-year-old singer says she feared she would never sing again after the tick-borne condition caused her to almost lose her voice, reported Contactmusic.
“It’s a very debilitating disease, very degenerative. So I was very lucky at all that it affected the nerves on my vocal cords, not the vocal cords. I lost my voice for several years and I could speak but I couldn’t yell. I could never yell for my dog or my son or whatever.
“I also felt that I was never going to make another album — that was probably my truth. It was devastating. I really grieved about that. It did bring me down and I struggled with it every day,” Twain says.
The singer, however, says she found solace in the fact that she could still pour out her creativity in writing songs, even if she couldn’t perform them herself.
“It was very depressing and I was really sad about it but I still had my writing and my writing is my first love, really, over everything. I was only going to be a writer and not the performer,” she says.