How Shania Twain Helped Bon Jovi Avoid Retirement


Jon Bon Jovi almost considered retirement over getting vocal surgery, but the rocker was convinced to go through with the medical procedure by country superstar Shania Twain.

In the rockstar’s docu-series on Hulu, Thank You, Goodnight: The Bon Jovi Story, Bon Jovi recounts his challenging vocal surgery in which his “soul sister” Twain helped him through the process of getting his voice back.

According to the documentary, the “Livin’ On A Prayer” singer started having vocal issues in 2015 and finally considered medical help in 2022 after a serious conversation with his wife, Dorothea. He said that if he didn’t get vocal help, then he would have to retire.

After figuring out that he had the same doctor as Twain, the rocker reached out to her for some advice and guidance. She had encouraged him, reassuring him that he would be OK after the surgery.

Bon Jovi even joked that she had led him on to think that the recovery process would  quicker than it actually was.

“Not only did she reassure me that it would be OK, but I think she also pulled my leg a little bit because she told me I’d be out there a lot sooner than I have been,” Bon Jovi told People. “She says, ‘Well, I told you that because I knew that you might back out otherwise.’ And so, I couldn’t wait to get the operation.”

Shania Twain went through a vocal fold medialization procedure in 2018 and was very public with her challenges and recovery. She is successfully performing again and on the road.

The “Bed of Roses” singer works with vocal coaches every day and said, “Every day is a recovery process.”

While he and his band are releasing new music, it’s still unclear what the singer’s future looks like in terms of touring.

“I’m capable of singing. What I’m not necessarily capable of is two and a half hours a night, four nights a week,” he tells People, “but I’m aspiring to get that back.”

The Rock and Roll hall of famer and his namesake band are releasing their 16th album, Forever, June 7.

15 Country Artists Who Deserve to Be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

With Dolly Parton’s 2022 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — and, even more recently, Willie Nelson’s nomination for the 2023 class — it’s clearer than ever that country artists have a place in the Cleveland-based institution’s hallowed halls. But the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has always shown love to country performers, to a certain extent: Johnny Cash, Chet Akins, Brenda Lee, the Everly Brothers and Hank Williams are all past inductees.

Based on the criteria the Hall has set forth, that nominees should be acts who have had “a profound impact on youth culture,” there are still many more country artists who deserve their spot in the Hall. Flip through the gallery below to see Taste of Country’s top picks for who the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame should induct next.

See Inside Shania Twain’s Spectacular Beachfront Mansion

Shania Twain owns a spectacular waterfront mansion in the Bahamas that offers plenty of time away from prying eyes.

The 5-bedroom, 6-bathroom, 7,000-square-foot mansion in the Bahamas is situated on a 1-acre lot that offers 150 feet of beachfront in the exclusive Old Fort Bay gated community in West Nassau. Its amenities include mahogany-lined walls and bookcases in the second-floor master suite, as well as spectacular ocean views. The property was last listed for $12.9 million.

Gallery Credit: Sterling Whitaker

PICTURES: Shania Twain Launches 2023 ‘Queen of Me’ Tour

Shania Twain launched her 2023 Queen of Me Tour on Friday night (April 28) in Spokane, Wash., and pictures show one of the most elaborate productions of her entire career.

Gallery Credit: Sterling Whitaker

Top 25 Shania Twain Songs — Her Biggest Hits and Best Deep Cuts

Shania Twain‘s best songs changed country music in ways never imagined before 1995. The superstar’s career as a charting recording artist lasted less than a decade and included few accolades (including just one CMA Award) relative to her commercial success, but few female artists under 40 will fail to name her as one of three major reasons they chase this country music dream for a living. Perhaps only Dolly Parton is listed more frequently as an influence.

This list of Shania Twain’s best songs considers commercial success, cultural importance, legacy and song quality. Scroll through to see which of her songs is No. 1 and click on any link to listen.





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