Country music superstar Shania Twain has opened up about her experience with menopause, saying that it was a “very good thing” for her.
In a recent interview with the New York Post, the country singer talked about the cycles of her own life, which she says has included menopause. According to the signer who is currently doing her “Queen of Me” tour, turning 58 last month and going through menopause has helped her to embrace being in her own skin.
Twain’s decision to embrace her body led into her posing nude for the cover art “Queen of Me.” The album is Twain’s sixth studio album and was released earlier this year.
“Well, I’m the opposite from being an exhibitionist,” Twain explained of her decision to pose in the buff for the album’s cover art. “But I like to feel sexy, and I like to enjoy my body more now than ever. I used to hate my body. So when my body was young and, I guess, maybe one wouldn’t be afraid of exhibiting it, I was hiding it a lot.”
She wanted to own how she looks and feels now as a woman in her 50s.
“I think I needed to capture where I am right now because it’s a moment that I want to remember,” she explained. “So I just had to be brave about it, to own it. And I felt really good that I felt like, ‘Yeah, I’m OK with that.’ I need to be able to look at myself in the mirror every day. I’m perfectly the way I should be. This is the way I should be at my age. I’m fine with it. And I’m not afraid of it anymore. It’s all good.”
“I think menopause was a very good thing for me because there were a lot more things changing in everything about me physically that I had to very quickly come to terms with,” she continued. “Menopause taught me to quickly say, ‘You know, it may only get worse. So, just love yourself now. Just get over your insecurities — they’re standing in your way. And fear is standing in your way.’”
— New York Post (@nypost) September 13, 2023