Country music star Shania Twain's vocal problems became so bad following the break-up of her marriage to producer Mutt Lange, she couldn't even sing in the shower.
The "You're the One" hitmaker Shania Twain admits she lost the ability to express herself after discovering her husband was romancing her best friend the day after he served her with divorce papers.
In the debut of her new TV series "Why Not? With Shania Twain", which aired in America on Sunday night, May 8, she says, "I came to the realization that I had lost my ability to express myself and my ability to sing."
"It physically will not come out of my voice... I couldn't even sing to myself, I couldn't sing in the shower."
"It wasn't one crisis that did it; it's just been a very progressive thing... What if I can never sing again?"
The new show chronicled Shania Twain's efforts to get her singing voice back. The programme's blurb reads: "In the summer of 2010, Shania started a journey to heal herself, inspire others, and find her voice."
On the show, Twain assembles a group made up of family and friends to help inspire her as she plucks up the courage to get back onstage. The group includes her cousin Kenny, who taught the singer to play guitar, her sister Carrie-Ann and her longtime bandmate Cory Churko.