Car Crash Killed Both Of Shania Twain’s Parent And She Had To Support 3 Siblings By Herself

Date January 22, 2020

Shania Twain’s net worth of $400 million makes her one of the richest singers on the planet. The Queen of Country Pop won an impressive number of awards and sold over 100 million records. However, when Shania Twain was young, her life took a very heartbreaking turn.

Shania Twain’s parents passed away

The legendary singer faced a lot of difficulties in her life. But perhaps the hardest blow was when she lost both of her parents in a car accident.

She was just 21 when she was left alone with her siblings to take care of. How many siblings does Shania Twain have? The singer has 3 and she had to support them all on her own.

8 years after the horrible crash, Twain opened up about the painful time in an interview with CBC. She recalled:

It was a very, very difficult time. But it was also a turning point in my life that, I think, matured me, brought me up to where I should have been in the first place at that age.

Shania Twain’s sister and 2 brothers, who were 13 and 14 at that time, moved in with her for a couple of years after the accident as she took full responsibility for them.

Shania’s oldest sister had her own family and wasn’t able to take care of them so the Canadian star had to step in, continuing to sing to ‘pay the bills’. She claimed that she learned a lot during that time.

Moving on

After Shania’s sibling grew older and moved out, she was able to move on, too. Twain started recording her own songs instead of singing cover versions and that’s when success and fame found her.

She moved to Nashville to chase her dreams and since then she became:

  • one of the best-selling female country singers in history;
  • one of the best-selling musicians of all time;
  • the owner of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Twain’s only regret is that her parents can’t see her success and can’t tell her just how proud they are. It feels like she paid a big price for her fame, yet she was and still is adored by millions of people who listen to her songs on repeat. Now, at 54, she returned to the music scene after a break and we are so excited to see her back on the stage!

Shania Twain