'I went through all these phases': Shania Twain gets candid about her
emotional state she was in when writing her 'drinking song' Poor Me
Daily Mail - UK
By Claudia Poposki and Alisha Buaya
December 15, 2018
She's currently playing shows in Australia and New Zealand as part of her Now tour.
And Shania Twain spoke candidly about the heartbreak she has gone through in life during her Sydney show on Friday.
The Canadian singer told fans: 'I've done a lot of writing over the last few years about the sadder side to my life.'
The 53-year-old said that everything comes to a full circle, and that the song she was introducing shows that.
In the lead up to her song Poor Me, she said: 'When I started writing my next song, I was pretty angry. I was bitching mad, I am telling you.'
The Man! I Feel Like A Woman hit maker said that not only was she furious, but she was 'really sad'.
'I went through all these phases, and eventually I came to the place where this became my drinking song,' she said.
Shania said that she feels as though she narrated the song and so she sings with a lot of emotion.
She then launched into the 2017 hit for her fans.
Shania has previously struggled with the breakdown of a marriage and fighting a disease that affected her voice, which caused her to step out of the spotlight.
After 15 years of marriage, she found out that her best friend Marie-Anne Thiebaud was having an affair with her husband Robert 'Mutt' Lange.
It was Marie-Anne's husband Frederic Thiebaud that told Shania about the infidelity.
But in a twist of fate Shania and Frederic moved on with each other, and have been happily married since 2011.
The That Don't Impress Me Much songstress' song Poor Me features lyrics such as: 'Found it in his closet, right behind the lies' and 'I wish I never saw it, the secret in his eyes.'