Canadian Singer Shania Twain To Play In UK After 13 Years

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Country star Shania Twain will play live in the UK for the first time in 13 years at BBC Radio 2’s “festival in a day” in Hyde Park.

The singer, whose hits include You’re Still the One and That Don’t Impress Me Much, will be a special guest at the event on 10 September.

“I can’t wait,” she told breakfast show host Chris Evans. “It’s been a long time. I’m so excited about it.”

Take That top the bill, with Blondie and Rick Astley also playing.

Shania Twain’s appearance will be her only UK concert date of 2017, and marks the 20th anniversary of her breakthrough album, Come on Over.

“I’ll play a couple of new songs but I will definitely stick primarily to the hits,” she said, adding that she wouldn’t “wear my top hat” – a reference to her costume in the video for Man! I Feel Like A Woman.

The star spent several years out of the limelight after losing her voice to dysphonia, a condition often associated with psychological trauma.

Her illness followed her divorce from record producer Robert John “Mutt” Lange after he allegedly had an affair with her best friend. However, Twain subsequently attributed the condition to contracting Lyme disease.

Either way, she was unable to sing for several years, requiring extensive physical therapy before she returned to the stage for a Las Vegas residency in 2012.

She is due to release a new album, her first since 2002’s Up!, later this year.

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