Shania Twain Hopes to ‘Connect’ With Celine Dion Over Their Illnesses

Shania Twain and Celine Dion
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Shania Twain needs to be there for Celine Dion as she battles with stiff-person syndrome.

“I hope to have the ability to join together with her in some unspecified time in the future,” Twain, 57, mentioned in an interview with Billboard printed on Thursday, August 10. “I believe it’s gotta be so troublesome, and I do know — solely talking from my expertise — how horrifying it’s to suppose that one thing is stopping you from singing, or interfering with that pleasure in your life. So I simply pray that she is ready to overcome it and he or she will probably be up there [on stage] singing for us all once more.”

Twain confessed she was “such a fan” of Dion, 55. “She’s a one-of-a-kind, extraordinary vocalist and entertainer,” she gushed.

In December 2022, Dion revealed she was affected by the “uncommon situation” of stiff-person syndrome. Based on Mayo Clinic, “stiff-man syndrome” — often known as “Moersch-Woltman syndrome” — “is a uncommon dysfunction of motor operate characterised by involuntary stiffness of axial muscle tissue and superimposed painful muscle spasms, which are sometimes induced by startle or emotional stimuli.”

5 months later, Dion canceled her Braveness World Tour and all tickets bought could be refunded.

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“It’s not truthful to you to maintain suspending the exhibits, and though it breaks my coronary heart, it’s finest that we cancel all the things now till I’m actually able to be again on stage once more,” she penned by way of Instagram in Might. “I would like you all to know, I’m not giving up … and I can’t wait to see you once more!”

Whereas Twain doesn’t undergo from the identical ailment as Dion, she sympathizes with the “My Coronary heart Will Go On” singer. Twain has battled Lyme illness all through the course of her profession after getting bit by a tick whereas horseback using in 2003.

Lyme illness is “an sickness attributable to borrelia micro organism. People normally get Lyme illness from the chunk of a tick carrying the micro organism,” per the Mayo Clinic.

“My signs have been fairly scary as a result of earlier than I used to be identified, I used to be on stage very dizzy,” she recalled in her 2022 Netflix documentary, Shania Twain: Not Only a Woman. “I used to be shedding my stability. I used to be afraid I used to be gonna fall off the stage, and the stage is sort of excessive.”

Along with the dizzy spells she confronted, Twain confessed the illness additionally altered her singing voice. In 2011, she had open-throat surgical procedure to repair the nerve harm in her vocal cords.

“My voice was by no means the identical once more,” she mentioned within the documentary. “I didn’t perceive it.”