Shania Needed Doctor’s Note to Sing

She had to have clearance for Vegas gig.

Shania Twain had some nervous moments before saying yes to the regular Las Vegas casino gig she booked starting next year. Seems Shania suffers from a voice box disorder called dysphonia, which makes it tough to produce sounds—and which knocked her out of the spotlight for a few years.

Shania said she needed her doctor’s approval before booking a 120-show run at Caesars Palace. “It was totally dependent on the doctor because that was the key to me ever singing again,” Shania told the Las Vegas Sun.

“It’s a voice box issue in the muscle of the voice, very different from having a nodule on the vocal cords, which I’ve never had,” she said.

“It needs a long renewal time, and even today, I am still addressing it. You have to go through the entire recovery process. So once I visited the doctors after I left Vegas, I was more confident.”

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