Shania Twain had to perform for drunken men to make her mother happy

Los Angeles, June 15 Canadian singer-songwriter Shania Twain has revealed that as a child she would get out of bed to sing to drunk men in bars.

The singer said she did this to make her mother happy. It gave her stage fright for decades, reports

She said: “I don’t regret what she did.” It wasn’t until her career was hanging by a thread due to tick-borne Lyme disease that she overcame her fears.

According to, Shania, who will perform at Glastonbury for the first time this summer, first sang to earn “a few bucks” for her family. At the age of eight, she woke up at midnight to go out and do a set.

She told Dermot O’Leary’s Reel Stories: “I didn’t like it. I didn’t like smelly, smoky bar areas where drunk men were fighting. I really started to hate being in the spotlight. I had a stage fright all the time.” long time.”

Speaking about her mother, Sharon, who was a victim of domestic violence at the hands of her stepfather, the singer said: “My music made her happy. (Her) plan was for me to be the next Tanya Tucker. I didn’t do that.” I don’t want to do it. I’m terrified. But my mother said, ‘This is the only way you’re going to get anywhere.’

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