Shania Twain Says Lyme Disease Made Her Blackout on Stage
The singer-songwriter says she was so sick with the illness that it affected her voice to the point that she would “black out on stage.” The vocal cords in her throat are affected by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi, which can be passed from person to person via the bite of an infected tick. Her condition has made her avoid stage work and social engagements, and she has even avoided public speaking.
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Country singer Shania Twain has opened up about her battle with Lyme disease. She contracted the disease in 2003 after being bitten by a tick. It left her with nerve damage to her vocal cords, and she feared that she’d never sing again. This was the same time that her husband had an affair with her best friend, so her condition was even more devastating. But even though she can’t sing normally now, she has found ways to express herself.
In a documentary about Lyme disease, Twain talks about her journey to fame, from her humble beginnings in the country music scene to her current position as the Queen of Country Pop. During her Lyme disease treatment, Twain feared that she’d never be able to sing again, since the condition damages her vocal cords. While she was lucky enough to be able to see her tick fall off, she has been left with lasting effects.
Shania Twain has opened up about a dark period in her life after her divorce and Lyme disease diagnosis. The singer opens up about how she coped with her illnesses, including blackouts and her marriage to music producer Mutt Lange. In the Netflix documentary, Twain describes her life from small town Canadian singer to global icon, sharing how she managed to work through the darkest times in her life.
The singer revealed that her illness had led to dysphonia, which caused her to lose her voice. She underwent vocal training and extensive speech therapy to correct her problems. But despite her personal challenges, she still managed to achieve success and is now releasing a new single, “Lyme Disease Would Make Me Blackout on Stage” (#3). While this news may make Twain a little embarrassed, it’s clear that she’s determined to do her best to get back to singing and to stay on the road.
Shania Twain’s struggle with Lyme disease
Even before the news broke that she was suffering from Lyme disease, Shania Twain was having dizzy spells and blackouts onstage. In addition to blackouts, she was losing her voice and suffered from dysphonia. Several invasive surgeries were required to remedy the problems. After undergoing numerous tests and surgeries, Shania Twain discovered her former husband, music producer Mutt Lange, was cheating on her. But despite her struggles, she persevered and even found love – and found a new husband.
In July, Twain revealed her diagnosis of Lyme disease, which she believes would have caused her to suffer from a lack of vocal chords. She has since completed extensive speech therapy, but is still undergoing concert tours. While her album, “Trust Me,” is doing well, Twain has reportedly been so weakened by Lyme that it would cause her to black out on stage.
As the most successful female country singer in history, Twain had to stop performing for several years due to the lack of her voice. She went on to take a fifteen-year hiatus, but she finally returned to the stage in 2017 to launch a series of Las Vegas concerts. Her Lyme-related vocal cord issues aren’t uncommon, but the effects can be surprisingly severe, and she’s still having problems talking on stage.
The star of Netflix’s “Not Just a Girl” documentary told fans how she had trouble getting over her divorce and the health scare that almost ended her career. Despite her success as a popstar, she struggled for a successful marriage. She worried she would never get over the painful breakup, and was even afraid she wouldn’t get over her ex-husband, Robert ‘Mutt’ Lange.
The effect of Lyme disease on her vocal cords
Recently, actress and singer Shania Twain was diagnosed with Lyme disease, a condition caused by ticks that affects the voice, swallowing, and airway function. Because of the disease’s progressive nature, identifying the underlying cause is essential for treatment. In 2016, a case series in the Journal of Voice examined the medical records of 231 patients diagnosed with vocal cord paralysis in Pennsylvania. The prevalence of both Lyme disease and syphilis was significantly higher than in the national average.
The singer has gone through a variety of therapies to restore her voice, including voice therapy. She is now performing in Las Vegas for a second residency, Let’s Go!, and has released an autobiography describing her experiences with the disease. In her new memoir, Twain reflects on her journey to regain her voice after Lyme disease.
The treatment for Lyme disease typically includes antibiotics. Antibiotics can be effective for up to 28 days. Symptoms of untreated Lyme disease include difficulty speaking, concentration, and memory. Symptoms that affect the voice include sensitivity to light and noise, vertigo, short-term memory loss, anxiety, heart palpitations, and a rash at the site of the tick bite.
Shania Twain’s voice has suffered significantly since her 2003 Lyme disease diagnosis. She had multiple vocal cord surgeries, including open-throat procedures, and suffered from dysphonia for several years. She remained quiet for a while, but finally recovered and began performing again. In the meantime, fans can see her performing again. The news about her recovery makes the country music fans more concerned than ever.
A few years after developing Lyme disease, Twain had several operations to regain her voice. Her vocal cords suffered damage and she had to stop performing for almost a decade. While her voice is now back, it may never be the same as it was before, and she continues to face challenges as she recovers from the disease. If this continues, the damage to her vocal cords may only get worse.
The country music superstar, Shania Twain, is facing her own battle with Lyme disease, which has left her with a shattered voice. Fortunately, she’s found the right treatment and is back on the road, touring to promote her new album Now. She has regained her voice after surgery and is now performing again. Before she learned about the disease, she experienced multiple episodes of blackouts on stage, and underwent several invasive surgeries to fix her vocal cords. Fortunately, she’s recovered enough to perform, but future damage may have a negative impact on her voice.
The singer recently revealed that she’s had to undergo multiple open-throat surgeries after contracting the disease. Her symptoms were so severe that she could not sing for two years. In addition to her vocal cords, Shania Twain also experienced problems with her throat and vocal cords. Her doctors spent seven years trying to figure out what exactly had caused her voice issues. Lyme disease was the culprit.
Once diagnosed with Lyme disease, the treatment options for Shania Twain include antibiotics. These are prescribed to kill the bacteria that are responsible for causing the illness. Antibiotics can take up to 28 days to work, but they won’t eliminate the infection. If left untreated, Lyme disease can cause long-term problems, including deterioration of memory, heart problems, and joint pain. The infection may also cause long-term effects, similar to chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia.
As for the singer, she has changed her pre-show rituals. She has been announcing the announcement of her diagnosis on her YouTube channel. While it may seem too strange, the actress has been on tour since late 2013.
While treatment options for Shania Twain are limited, the actress’s story is worth sharing with the general public. Gigi Hadid opened up about her experience with Lyme disease in 2015, and has since become publicly open about her illness. She was initially diagnosed with depression and chronic fatigue syndrome, but a later diagnosis of Lyme led her to seek treatment. Avril Hadid has also recently spoken about her battle with Lyme disease, and she’s also open about her experience on her YouTube channel.