'It all went sour': Shania Twain recalls awkward religious debate with Oprah Winfrey
Shania Twain recalled how she was once engaged in an awkward religious debate with Oprah Winfrey. While appearing on the ‘Table Manners’ podcast on Wednesday, September 28, Twain was asked by host Jessie Ware about her most memorable dinner ever to which the singer replied, “I think one of my most memorable dinners was with Oprah Winfrey.”
“I mean, she’s such a smart lady. And, you know, it was just great to just sit and have real talks, you know. But as soon as we started talking about religion, it all went sour. So I was like, ‘Oh, let’s stop talking about religion.’ She is quite religious. I’m not religious in the sense that I’m dedicated to a religion. I’m much more of a spiritual person. I’m much more of an inner– I’m a seeker. I would say I’m a seeker,” she added.
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Shania went on to say, “That was like, ‘OK, yes. I’ve entered into –’ You know how everyone always says never talk about politics or religion? It just wasn’t debatable. There was no room for debate. And I like to debate, Canadians like to debate about it, you know, debate everything. So I’m like, ‘Oh OK, Sorry. Change subject.’” Meanwhile, according to the Independent, the latest interview comes just after, the 57-year-old shared her experience with Lyme disease, stating that the condition caused her to pass out while doing live performances.
Shania discussed the terrifying experience of getting Lyme illness and how much it affected her voice in her new Netflix documentary 'Not Just a Girl'. She said, “Before I was diagnosed, I was on stage very dizzy. I was losing my balance, I was afraid I was gonna fall off the stage. I was having these very, very, very millisecond blackouts, but regularly, every minute or every 30 seconds.” The 'Any Man of Mine' singer also disclosed that the chronic disease led to dysphonia, which temporarily caused her to lose her voice. “My voice was never the same again. I thought I’d lost my voice forever. I thought that was it, [and] I would never, ever sing again,” she remarked.
Twain recently unveiled 'Waking Up Dreaming', a new single with an '80s vibe. The song's cover picture features her sporting a cowboy hat, vibrant boots, a white shirt knotted around her waist, and seemingly nothing else. She recently opened up to The Sun about the decision to go topless in the image. The singer said, "I styled that photograph myself. It was all about taking off the bra, taking off the shirt, and tying the shirt around my waist. This is a statement of being comfortable in my own skin and just being really myself. You have to be strong. I never really get angry with criticism. You can't please everybody, that's normal."