Shania Twain Is Praying That Céline Dion Will Overcome Well being Points: ‘I am Such a Fan’

Shania Twain is sending her effectively needs to Céline Dion amid the latter’s ongoing well being points.

Throughout an interview with Billboard revealed Thursday, Twain, 57, provided phrases of encouragement to Dion, 55, who revealed her stiff-person syndrome prognosis final December.

“I’m such a fan of Céline’s voice,” Twain stated of Dion. “She’s a one-of-a-kind, extraordinary vocalist and entertainer.”

She added, “I hope to have the ability to join along with her sooner or later. I feel it’s gotta be so tough, and I do know — solely talking from my expertise — how horrifying it’s to assume 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 she or he might be up there [on stage] singing for us all once more.”

In Could, Dion introduced the cancellation of her reveals after earlier postponements and stated that she was “unable to efficiently put together for and carry out the rest” of her tour following her prognosis.

“I’m so sorry to disappoint all of you as soon as once more… and although it breaks my coronary heart, it’s finest that we cancel every thing till I’m actually able to be again on stage… I’m not giving up… and I can’t wait to see you once more!” the mother of three posted to her Twitter web page on the time.

A supply instructed PEOPLE that she was “specializing in her well being” and “she couldn’t hold suspending reveals — it wasn’t truthful to the followers.”

Celine Dion with her kids
Céline Dion along with her three sons, twins Eddy and Nelson, 12, and René-Charles, 22.

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The ability ballad queen beforehand revealed in December 2022 that she had been identified with stiff-person syndrome, a uncommon and incurable neurological illness that may trigger debilitating muscle spasms. On the time, she stated in an Instagram publish that she’d “been coping with issues with my well being for a very long time, and it’s been actually tough for me to face these challenges and to speak about every thing that I’ve been going via.”

Within the Billboard interview, Twain additionally mentioned how her 1998 single “From This Second,” which she co-wrote with then-husband, music producer Robert John “Mutt” Lang, was a monitor she had initially meant to provide to Dion.

“I wrote that along with her in thoughts, and I actually wished her — my want was that I’d write it and she or he would file it. It will have been such an honor,” Twain recalled. “However my husband and producer on the time was like, ‘No, this actually must be in your file.’ And I’m so grateful that I did file it.”

Like Dion, Twain has spoken candidly about her personal latest well being points and detailed her expertise with Lyme illness.

Days earlier than the discharge of her sixth album Queen of Me earlier this yr, Twain spoke about her expertise of present process invasive throat surgical procedure in InStyle‘s February cowl story.

“After I had the surgical procedure, I used to be petrified to make a sound,” the five-time Grammy-winning artist instructed the outlet.

“I did not know what was going to come back out,” she admitted.

Shania Twain performs on day 3 of the 2023 Faster Horses Music Festival
Following profitable throat surgical procedure, Shania Twain is touring once more.

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For greater than seven years, Twain was unable to venture vocally and was anxious she’d by no means sing once more. Ultimately, medical doctors identified Twain with Lyme illness from a 2004 tick chew, which they imagine broken the nerves in her vocal cords.

She relearned how one can sing, with prolonged warm-ups and bodily remedy, and in 2018 she underwent open-throat surgical procedure to strengthen the weakened nerves. Twain is at the moment headlining her Queen of Me Tour.

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