This is sad and scary. Especially if you use your voice to earn a living. I don’t mean to sound an alarm here, but if seeing Shania Twain in concert is on your bucket list, then you should make it happen while she still has her voice.
In a recent interview she said the open-throat surgery she had in 2018 may not be a permanent fix. She said, “I don’t know if the procedure that I had will last forever. With age, it could just not hold up, and that could be it.
“I’ll have to make another decision. Will I do the operation again or not? Do I just now write music for other people’s albums at that point? I will gladly do that, and, again, it will be another decision that I will have to make.”
It’s easy to forget how this all started. In 2003 she was bitten by a tick while horseback riding, and contracted Lyme disease. One of the effects was a vocal cord disorder called dysphonia. The surgery was to help fix that.