SHANIA Twain is an international superstar, thanks to her long career in the music industry.
But the singer has just admitted to battling Lyme Disease – here is what we know about the Man I Feel Like a Woman star…
Shania Twain was born Eilleen Regina Edwards on August 28, 1965, making her 51 years old.
She is is a Canadian singer and songwriter.
Shania has sold over 85 million records, making her the best-selling female artist in the history of country music and one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
What are Shania Twain’s biggest songs?
Shiana has racked up an incredible amount of hits, since her career started in the 90s.
Her biggest songs include:
*From This Moment On
*You’re Still the One
*Man! I Feel Like a Woman
*That Don’t Impress Me Much
*The Woman in Me
*Come On Over
Shania has been married twice.
Her first marriage to Mutt Lange broke down when he left her for her best friend Marie-Anne Thiebaud.
Speaking to The Sun she said: “I thought that marriage was forever. I really, really believed that. I thought, ‘I’m safe. This creative relationship is forever’. And I really counted on that.
“I never even considered that it would ever be different. I was committed and that would be the rest of my life. I was sure of that.
“So when that fell away, the marriage fell away, the friendship falls away with that, and every part of that falls away. And of course the musical collaboration fell away.”
In an extraordinarily happy twist, Shania is now married to , who was the husband of the best friend who betrayed her.
But her divorce meant she was determined to be totally independent, both in life and her music.
She explains: “I think, for me, love is a gift. It’s a necessity. But you’re still lucky if you have it, so you can’t count on it.
“And I guess in that sense, that’s where my survival instincts come in.
“If I had never found love again, I’m not going to lay down and die. But I’m very lucky that I did.
“And that of course re-energizes all of the inspiration that any creative person needs. Falling in and out of love is always inspiration to be creative, for me.”
What is Lyme Disease and how long has Shania Twain had it for?
Lyme Disease is a bacterial infection spread by ticks that can lead to rashes, headaches, muscle pain and inflammation of the spinal cord.
Most people develop a distinctive red rash the shape of a circle with a ring around it between three and 30 days after they were bitten.
The rash can vary in size significantly and can expand over the course of days or weeks.
If left untreated, Lyme disease sufferers can develop much more serious symptoms including:
*Serious joint pain
*Nervous system pain which can lead to paralysis of facial muscles, memory problems and difficulties concentrating
*Heart problems, such as inflammation of the heart muscle
*Inflammation of the membranes around the brain and spinal cord as with meningitis
Shania joins other celebrities including Kelly Osborne and Bella Hadid in speaking about their battle with Lyme Disease.
Take care of yourself. All the best. God bless.
Same with Kelly Osborne and Bella Hadid.