If you’ve ever been to a Shania Twain concert, then chances are you’ll be shocked to learn that the seemingly confident singer just admitted to still suffering from stage fright. Shania opened up about her dilemma on Live With Kelly and Ryan and explained how she’s learned to overcome it.
“I suffer a lot from stage fright,” Shania confessed. “And the only way to manage it is to be able to be prepared.” Shania then explained that she often spends the whole day preparing for a two-hour show because of her anxiety. “Everything I eat, everything I drink, I’m very methodical about the course of the day and then I’m OK,” she explained. “It’s like preparing for an exam. Every show is like an exam. I gotta get out there and do my best.”
Trying to relate to the 53-year-old singer, Kelly Ripa told Shania that every time she watches someone perform in front of a massive crowd, she realizes it must be daunting. But Shania actually admitted that when she’s on-stage she doesn’t feel afraid to sing, instead, she gets “hyperactive.”
“I can hear the people, I can hear the fans from backstage and to be honest the anxiety starts morphing into excitement and adrenaline,” she shared. “Once I’m out there I’m really fine.”
The “You’re Still the One” entertainer even admitted that when she’s singing on-stage she forgets the lyrics to her songs “all the time.” She said “the most difficult part” about performing is when she sees a fan sing the lyrics wrong. “If I’m making eye contact with somebody and they mess up where they are in the song then that’s it I’m off,” Shania revealed. Shania is set to perform next in Melbourne, Australia at the Rod Laver Arena on Tuesday, Dec. 11 for her Now tour.