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issued a statement to E! News, apologizing for her remarks.
"I would like to apologize to anybody I have offended in a recent
interview with the Guardian relating to the American President. The
question caught me off guard. As a Canadian, I regret answering this
unexpected question without giving my response more context. I am
passionately against discrimination of any kind and hope it's clear
from the choices I have made, and the people I stand with, that I do
not hold any common moral beliefs with the current President. I was
trying to explain, in response to a question about the election, that
my limited understanding was that the President talked to a portion of
America like an accessible person they could relate to, as he was NOT
a politician. My answer was awkward, but certainly should not be taken
as representative of my values nor does it mean I endorse him. I make
music to bring people together. My path will always be one of
inclusivity, as my history shows."
Let's go, girl!
In a revealing new interview, country rocker and comeback queen Shania
Twain once again opened up about her 15-year break from recording, her
failed marriage to Robert John "Mutt" Lange, her former best friend
who had an affair with her now ex-husband and her "passionate"
marriage with Frédéric Thiébaud. The Canadian also discussed her
political beliefs in the candid new chat with The Guardian.
The conservative Canuck, who could not vote in the 2016 election,
talked about her affinity for the controversial president, who is
currently at the epicenter of several scandals (both political and
"I would have voted for him because, even though he was offensive, he
seemed honest," said the singer. "Do you want straight or polite? Not
that you shouldn't be able to have both. If I were voting, I just
don't want bullsh-t. I would have voted for a feeling that it was
transparent. And politics has a reputation of not being that, right?"
She also spoke about her father whom she said abused her, physically,
psychologically and sexually.
The 52-year-old revealed, "I'm not going to go into details about it.
I don't mind saying it, because I do think it's important that people
understand you can survive these things."
She said the abuse began at a young age.
"Around the age of 10. I feel the sexual abuse goes hand in hand with
the physical and psychological abuse when it's somebody you know,"
admitted the superstar. "I learned to block it out. Abusers need to
manipulate you, whether it's before or after, and what I said to
myself is: OK, there's something wrong with this person and that
person is not well.'"
"I did feel sorry for myself a lot as a kid. It was either go to
Children's Aid and get saved now or...I weighed it up and thought: If
I go to Children's Aid, we'll all get separated,' and I just couldn't
bear that, so we all stayed together for better or for worse," said
Of her own relationship with her husband since 2011, Shania said,
"Yes, it's a passionate love on every level. I used to be very
monotone in my relationships."
She said that's not how things are today. "Poor Freddy pays the price,
because I'm like: If I'm ever getting married again, this is me. I
don't think Mutt ever knew me. That's the difference."
Despite the fact that it's been eight years since she divorced Mutt,
Shania admit she still has dreams about the woman who came between
them, her current husband's ex-wife, who was also her best friend at
"I do really nasty things in my dreams to her," she said in the
interview. "I'm always cutting her hair or shaving it off."
Twain also spoke about her break from the stage, which was a result of
her Lyme Disease diagnosis and her voice loss.
She says that after giving birth to son Eja Lange in 2011 she wanted
some time off but didn't intend it to be as lengthy as the one she
"I did want a break. But, of course, I would have never stayed away 15
years." She said, "I was too embarrassed to tell anybody that I
couldn't sing. For a long time, I didn't even know why I couldn't
In the chat, Twain, who had laryngoplasty to reconstuct her vocal box
six weeks since prior to it, admitted, "I never thought I'd sing
But despite those major setbacks, Shania is back and better than ever.
In 2017, Shania released Now, her first album in 15 years.
What a sniveling piece of shit.