Shania Twain Is Undergoing Speech Therapy


It's one thing to lose the ability to sing--it's another thing to lose the ability to speak:
Singer Shania Twain revealed that she is losing her voice and is currently undergoing therapy to restore her speech as well as her singing voice.
Twain revealed to E! Online that years of suppressing and repressing her voice and emotions had damaged her vocal cords.
The 45-year-old singer revealed that she has a condition called Dysphonia, which brings about an impairment in the ability to produce voice sounds.
The condition manifested itself when she found out that her ex-husband, Robert "Mutt" Lange, was having an inappropriate relationship with one of her closest friends, Marie-Anne Thiébaud.
She talks about how her divorce affected her and in-turn her voice. "During the course of my divorce, I dug a big hole and stopped growing and searching and had given up. I realized I had to climb back out...You can only help yourself. Others can support you. Just asking myself what I was going to do helped make a place for optimism. You start to isolate yourself in your own misery."

A musical career is important, but being able to speak is what matters a little more. I hope she can recover from this without any ill effects.