The story of Shania Twain
Everybody knows Shania Twain, she’s one of the biggest star in music after all. Her contribution to country music through her career is undeniable. Rolling Stone reported that Twain sold more than 85 million collections up till now. Beast hits like “You’re Still the One” and “That Don’t Impress Me Much” are now classic in its own right. But with so much achievement, at the age of 51, Twain sure went through a lot. Disaster and misfortune seemed to be her best friend. Let’s read more about her life’s tragedies.
She experienced childhood in poverty
Twain reviewed her hardscrabble youth in a 1998 Rolling Stone meeting. Shania reportedly went to class hungry on many occasions. She admitted that she was jealous of her friends, but also added that it wasn’t as bad as it sounds. She didn’t hate her life, to her it was alright. To stay away from the discrimination, she had figure out how to make mustard sandwiches. That was something she is proud of, for learning to adapt to adversities.
She additionally hides her situation from her teacher out of fear. She thought the teacher might take her away if they found out. Even so, she never looked down on her folks and especially her stepfather. Mr. Jerry Twain, who was in and out of work, struggled to make ends meet. It filled her with pride despite all the hardship. She revealed to Rolling Stone that she appreciates her father for working hard.
Twain propelled the Shania Kids Can Charity Foundation. Its main goal is to help kids who experience the ill effects of similar encounters she did. A program that can help kids in trouble and gives help. The foundation likewise furnishes youngsters with physical things like snacks, field trip costs. It also provides moral help. Things like cleanliness needs, apparel and other instructive needs, for example, homework help.
Her stepfather was injurious
For Twain, who have 4 brothers and sisters. And with that many siblings, it’s very difficult for her. Twain shared with ABC in 2011 that she went through things in her youth. And that her stepfather mistreated her. Shania’s mom Sharon, however, is the one who persevered through it. She had it the hardest. Shania reviewed one time where Jerry just about suffocated Sharon. Shania said that he almost killed her.
The thought of her mother’s death devastated Twain. Her father even strangled her mother. She included noticing her folks quarreled and battled about money-related issues.
In any case, the maltreatment changed Shania in many ways, some good some bad. She had both love and dread for her dad, his abusive nature makes her feel so bad. Even so, she loved and respected her father because he worked hard.
She had a bad relationship with her mom
Shania Twain likewise revealed to Rolling Stone about her and her mom. Her mom struggled with depression and sometimes couldn’t get up. The long periods of maltreatment and work affected Sharon in a negative way. Shania wrote “Mom Won’t You Come Out to Play” for her mom. She told Good Morning America about her mom’s decision to seclude herself. Unfortunately, her mom past away before she could do anything.
When Shania wrote the song with the hope that the message gets through to her mom. That she could go outside and face life.
Regardless of the good and bad times, she’s always grateful for her family. Thanks to them, she persevered through hard times to constant abuse really builds character in her.
Both of her folks died in a car crash
Catastrophe struck Shania Twain’s family on November 1, 1987. Her folks Jerry and Sharon Twain got into an accident. The couple was going to an occupation site when disaster hit. A truck carrying timber crossed into their path and took their lives.
Shania said that at that point, nothing else mattered to her. She hit rock bottom emotionally. Her perspective completely changed. Faced with this tragedy, Shania put aside her music work to keep an eye on her family. Her two adolescent siblings and sister was then all by themselves.
The tragedy changed Shania for the better. She told the CBC it was a defining moment in her life. She siblings had to move in with her and they moved in with her for a long time. She had to deal with her sisters and raised them. From that experience, she grew.
Her best friend cheated with her boyfriend
Robert “Mutt” Lange admitted to cheating on Shania Twain’s 17-year marriage. He cheated with at her closest companion and assistant Marie-Anne Thiebaud. The break up complicated their relationship even more as he helped her with her music. And he is likewise the dad of her solitary child, Eja Lange.
Twain told Oprah Winfrey in 2011 about the overwhelming separation. She didn’t feel like living at that time. She said she faced Thiebaud a few times. First time in a letter where she pleads for her best friend to find love somewhere else, and the second time she asked her face to face. The Daily Mail revealed that Twain had a meltdown. She couldn’t keep it together. Twain said she was a terrible person, but couldn’t say anything more. Twain later got some revenge when talking to Andy Cohen, host of Watch What Happens Live. He asked her what she would say to her ex. She said she wishes they hadn’t met. The pair is separated for good in 2010.
She wedded her closest companion’s ex
Just a single individual could identify with Shania Twain. Marie-Anne Thiebaud’s husband, Frederic Thiebaud felt the same. The pair formed an unexpected romance through the show. Twain let her fans know that she was okay in 2009.
Twain called Thiebaud a dear companion and genuine courteous person. He seems to know her better than anyone. Her child Eja and his girl Johanna also became good friends.
In 2011, Twain and her new man tie the knot officially. They married in Rincon, Puerto Rico, before 40 of their nearest family and companions. She, of course, doesn’t shy away from communicating her affections for Frederic. Frederic Nicolas Thiebaud is a true blessing for her. We are all very happy for her.
She has dysphonia
She developed Dysphonia from the collapse of her married life. It caused severe damage to Shania Twain voice. She told Oprah Winfrey through her interview with Billboard on her condition. She constantly felt sad and upset, leading to dysphonia. This disease closed up her throat and affected her voice. Through time, she gradually lost the ability to sing. Twain confided to Entertainment weekly on her condition. There was no easy treatment for her condition. At one point, her disease was so serious that she lost all hope in recovering her voice. Shaina Twain’s recovery was a lengthy and painful journey. You could even compare it to injury rehab of an athlete. She said she had to work on her voice from scratch. It recovered but she still can’t use it and that frustrates her.
A stalker gave her trouble for a long time
Being a megastar isn’t always fun and simple. Some of the time fans can end up going too crazy over her. In 2011, the court convicted Twain’s long-term stalker Giovanni Palumbo of three charges, all three for disobedient and harassing Twain. Both Twain and Palumbo testified their story before the court.
Palumbo reportedly sent various letters to the star. He visited her family’s party on his own. And he also went to Twain’s grandma’s memorial service to try to deliver the letter. The police reprimanded him at the party. Twain expressed that she’s on the fence because he’s a fan, and people in need does reach out. But, he is troubling her too much and she wanted him to stop.
Palumbo initially argued and refused to accept the charges. He later changed his mind when hearing about her feelings. The court sentenced Palumbo to three-years probation. They also ordered him to remain at least a mile far from Twain and her family at all times. He, of course, can’t have any contact with Twain any longer.
She’s never again touring
In mid-2015, Twain was going on her first tour in 11 years. The news was bittersweet as it would be her last. Twain uncovered on Good Morning America (by People) that it would be her last tour. She intends to go out on a high note and do her best since this is the last time she’s face to face with her fans.
As the tour advanced around the country, bad luck struck the singer again. In the fall of 2015, Twain had to drop a few shows of her last tour because of a long time sickness. Shania Twain then prompted her to rest for a few days after that. An announcement from the artist and her breathing problem annoyed fans. And the singer’s team didn’t even reschedule the date for the show. Her crew put out a statement apologizing. Twain condition doesn’t allow her to perform, that’s rather annoying, isn’t it. But health comes before anything, what you can do!