Canadian singer Shania Twain opened up about the vocal dysphonia she experienced ahead of her 2012 Las Vegas residency.

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Twain, 51, attributed a bout with Lyme disease for temporarily damaging her vocal chords years ago. The singer told the Los Angeles Times that she underwent extensive therapy to get her ready in time to perform at Caesar’s Palace. “I learned a lot about myself, and my voice, both because I’d been having a lot of problems with my voice prior and because this was a real plunge into the unknown,” Twain said.

The “Any Man of Mine” songstress also opened up about her upcoming album “Life’s About to Get Good”. “I was thinking, ‘OK, what is life about?’ I was being kind of serious; I was reflecting: Life’s about joy, life’s about pain, life’s about this, life’s about that,” she explained.

“Then all of a sudden: ‘Life’s about to get good,’” Twain continued. “And I thought, ‘What a great play on words! How fun is that? Who uses ‘about’ as a play on words? I’m sure no one’s ever written that before and I was all excited.”

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“When those things come together, it’s all very satisfying. That is where the craft of writing comes in, the more soulful purpose of the meaning of the song comes out.”