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Shania Twain Reveals She Nearly Died During Serious Battle with COVID-19

Shania Twain Reveals She Nearly Died During Serious Battle with COVID-19

Shania Twain is looking back at her very scary battle with COVID-19.

During an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1 on Wednesday (February 1), the 57-year-old “You’re Still The One” singer detailed her “very bad” battle with the virus that nearly took her life.

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Shania revealed that she was so sick with COVID that she had to be airlifted to the hospital.

“I’m asthmatic anyway, and then I had a really bad bout with COVID, and it was very threatening,” Shania shared. “I had to be airvacked by a special team because nobody else would fly me to the hospital, because you can’t just pick up a COVID patient and fly them to a hospital.”

Shania then shared that she ended up developing COVID pneumonia.

“Every day my lungs were filling up with inflammation. Every day,” Shania recalled. “Within 12 days, I was pretty much dying.”

“Thankfully, I had plasma therapy, and it worked. On the fourth day, with plasma therapy, I had 0000.1 antibodies. I had no antibodies,” Shania explained. “I wasn’t fighting it. My antibodies were not building up, and my lungs were getting more and more full of inflammation.”

Shania said she had to wait for the plasma therapy, which is not always effective, to “hopefully kick in.”

“That’s the sad thing… I think it was more the staff around me were really, really good,” Shania said. “They didn’t tell me how many more days of plasma therapy that I could not respond to before I was now then on a respirator. On my way out. You know?”

She then added that she was “halfway into what would’ve been considered my maximum treatment. They didn’t say that, which was great.”

After luckily recovering, Shania had an encounter with a minister, who reminded her about the significance of being able to breathe fresh air, which inspired her new music.

“He said, ‘What you gonna do with that?’” Shania recalled, adding that she wrote a song soon afterwards about “all the things that you can do with air that we take for granted — all the things that you can celebrate, like blowing bubbles and flying balloons and throwing your hands up in the air.”

In another recent interview, Shania looked back at how scared she was after undergoing vocal surgery.

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