'This is more than I can handle — I'm never going to sing again': Shania Twain reveals how her husband's affair with her best friend nearly ended her career

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  • Singer's husband Robert Lange had an affair with Marie-Anne Thiébaud 
  • The 2008 affair left Shania Twain so upset that she nearly stopped singing
  • After the affair Twain didn't take to the stage again for over eight years 
  • Ironically in 2011, she married Thiébaud's ex-husband Frederic Thiebaud
  • The pop singer is currently performing her final tour 'Rock this Country'
  • She is due to perform in New York's Madison Square Gardens on Tuesday

 

Pop star Shania Twain has revealed the heartbreak she felt after her husband ran off with her best friend and how it nearly ended her high-profile singing career.

The 'Man! I feel like a woman' singer says she was so distraught over her husband Robert 'Mutt' Lange's 2008 affair with Marie-Anne Thiébaud that she vowed to stop singing.

She told The New York Post: [I thought] 'Forget it, this is more than I can handle — I'm never going to sing again.' Adding: 'I had to grieve through it.' 

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Heartbreak: Pop star Shania Twain has revealed the heartbreak she felt after her husband ran off with her best friend and how it nearly ended her high-profile singing career

Heartbreak: Pop star Shania Twain has revealed the heartbreak she felt after her husband ran off with her best friend and how it nearly ended her high-profile singing career

Betrayal: Marie-Anne Thiébaud had the affair with Twain's ex-husband Robert 'Mutt' Lange

Devastation: The singer, pictured left, says she was so distraught after her husband Robert 'Mutt' Lange, pictured with her, had an affair with her best friend Marie-Anne Thiébaud, right, that she vowed to stop singing

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Twain, 49, an international star known for catchy hit songs like 'You're still the one' and 'Man! I fell like a woman' has sold a whopping 75 million albums worldwide.

Born, Eilleen Regina Edwards, she changed her name after a record label urged her too. 

She was catapulted into the limelight after her 1995 album, 'The Woman in Me,' nabbed her the first of five Grammys.

But at the height of her fame, it all came crashing down after she found out about Lange's affair. 

 

Her catchy country songs with a pop twist could have become the anthem to her life as she faced her fair share of personal battles.

She didn't perform again for eight years and went under the radar in the Switzerland home that she shared with her now ex-husband. She also battled Dysphonia, an impairment in the voice box.  

She told The Post: 'When you have an impairment in the voice-box area, it affects you psychologically — you get gun-shy: 'Can I go for that note, that sound?' It's a vicious cycle.' 

Love: Twain found love again - ironically with Thiébaud's ex-husband Frédéric Thiébau - and the pair got hitched in 2011. She also threw herself into parenting her little boy, Eja, now 13-years-old.

Love: Twain found love again - ironically with Thiébaud's ex-husband Frédéric Thiébau - and the pair got hitched in 2011. She also threw herself into parenting her little boy, Eja, now 13-years-old.

Happiness: Frederic Thiebaud and Shania Twain, seen here, admits that she finds co-parenting with her ex-husband, lange,  a little painful at times and says she refuses to talk to his wife, her former best friend

Happiness: Frederic Thiebaud and Shania Twain, seen here left, admits that she finds co-parenting her son Eja, right, with her ex-husband, lange can be a little painful at times

It's been no secret that, Twain, who is currently on tour and due to perform at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, has faced a series of tragedies in her life. 

 'I always said, as a kid, 'If I ever make it, I have to help kids like me,' ' Twain told The Post. 'This tour [lets me] give back.'
Shania Twain told The New York Post

In her 2011 memoir, 'From This Moment On,' she revealed the extent of her poverty-stricken childhood in her native Canada.

She also talked about the devastation that she felt after both of her parents died in a car crash when she was just 22.

But looking back on it all, she told the newspaper that she's proud that she did not let it destroy her. 

Twain found love again - ironically with Thiébaud's ex-husband Frédéric Thiébau  - and the pair got hitched in 2011. She also threw herself into parenting her little boy, Eja, now 13-years-old.

She admits that she finds co-parenting with her ex-husband a little painful at times and says she refuses to talk to his wife, her former best friend. 

Singer Shania Twain seen here in 2003 is currently embarking on what she dubs 'her final tour' she will not quit singing

Tour: Singer Shania Twain seen here in 2003, left and 2012, right, is currently embarking on what she dubs as 'her final tour' but she will not quit singing

She coldly tells The Post: 'I don't invite that trigger into my life… She's not my future — she's my past.'  

In 2012, Twain took to the stage with a residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, but said 'it took so much effort' that she nearly decided to pull the plug on her career again.

And while she is currently on 'her final tour' called 'Rock this Country' she will not quit singing.

She plans to donate every $1 made from the tour to her charity Shania Kids Can - which helps disadvantaged schoolchildren.

'I always said, as a kid, 'If I ever make it, I have to help kids like me,' ' Twain told The Post. 'This tour [lets me] give back.' 

 

 

 

 

By Staff Afeni 27/06/2015 17:58:00
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