In her recent documentary “Not Just A Girl,” Shania Twain discussed how Lyme disease caused her to lose her voice. The singer claimed that she frequently passed out while performing and feared falling. Twain claimed that her voice was “never the same again” after she had recovered from the illness. In her new Netflix documentary, “Shania Twain: Not Just A Girl,” Shania Twain revealed how Lyme disease caused blackouts during live concerts and nearly meant the end of her career.
Twain’s entire career is shown in the new movie, which had its platform debut on Tuesday. Twain describes how she fell ill with Lyme disease, a bacterial infection brought on by a tick, during the close of her early 2000s international tour in support of the album “Up!” She claimed that while riding a horse, a disease-carrying tick bit her.
Before I was diagnosed, I was on stage, very dizzy, and I was losing my balance, so my symptoms were quite frightening, Twain stated. “The stage is pretty high, and I was worried that I would fall off. I was thus avoiding the edge completely. I was making adjustments to my actions.”
I was experiencing these extremely brief blackouts every minute or every 30 seconds, she continued.
Twain claimed that although she overcame the illness, her voice “never the same again” and she believed she would never be able to sing again.
The vocalist described how the airflow “just went into this bizarre flanging, loss of control.”