The singer was evacuated while remaining in Lake Geneva at the height of the pandemic.
Shania Twain has overcome a number of serious health issues throughout her career, battling Lyme disease and dysphonia that have cost the singer her signature powerful country-pop voice, and led to her long hiatus in the early and mid-2000s, and throat surgery in 2018 to strengthen their weakened nerves.
But in a new interview with the British newspaper Mirror, "Man! I feel like a woman!" Star said she was so ill during the pandemic that she had to be taken to a Swiss hospital. "It's getting worse. My vitals are deteriorating ... I ended up having to breathe," Twain, who was evacuated, told the newspaper. She contracted COVID-19 pneumonia in Lake Geneva, Switzerland, during the global pandemic, and was so ill she could barely breathe. breathe.
"It's like science fiction, I feel like I'm going to another planet or something," she says of a surreal helicopter ride to a local clinic. “It all happened in a bit of slow motion.” Luckily, Twain added, her husband, Frédéric Thiébaud, Nestlé’s Swiss CEO, was by her side during her health ordeal. By her side, struggling to find a comfortable bed for his sick wife.
"Honestly, my husband was terrified. He was really panicking because he was the one who had to pull everything together," she said of his rush to get help. "He spends a lot of time on the phone every day, trying to coordinate an air evacuation, trying to find a bed when there isn't one, and checking my vitals. It's been a nightmare for him."
When they found a bed, Twain, 57, said she was quarantined and given plasma therapy drugs in a horrific incident. "It takes days to even start building antibodies, so it's a very dangerous and a very scary time," she said. "I did, and I'm very grateful."
Twain quickly recovered and began working on her upcoming sixth studio album, Queen of Me, which will be out on Friday (Feb. 3).