January 10th, 2011
03:16 PM ET
When Shania Twain discovered two years ago that her husband, Robert Lange, was leaving her for her close friend, she felt like she had lost a piece of herself.
“I really lost my sense of trust, compassion, honesty,” Twain told The Toronto Sun. “I have lost my ability to express myself and my ability to sing... for some reason, I'm not comfortable singing in front of people anymore.”
Twain said she was feeling a huge amount of stress from her career before the split. “I felt the pressure to be better and better all the time. It just affected me. I was slowly losing my voice and slowly losing my confidence.”
Twain now has a show on OWN called “Why Not?” that’s scheduled to debut in April. “The show will follow [Twain] as she begins her climb back to the top, a personal journey filled with risk, revelations and unexpected adventures," says a statement from the network.
But it’s the people she’ll meet along the way that will inspire her, the 45-year-old songstress said.
“I want to talk to people that have been through big disappointments, big emotional crises, deep life struggles, and I will learn something from that.”
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