Shania Twain told The Today Show host Hoda Kotb on her podcast “Making Space With Hoda Kotb” that although she has considered it in the past, plastic surgery is something she will not do.
Shania said, “I’ve come to a point where, no, I’m not gonna do it. Maybe that was probably part of what pushed me to go, ‘OK, it’s time to start loving yourself in your own skin.’ Because sure, I’ve got lots of friends that have had very successful surgeries. But I’ve also seen others that aren’t so successful.” She added, “And then I think, ‘Well, what if I’m one of those that doesn’t heal very well, then I’m gonna hate that about myself.’ Then I’m gonna regret doing it. And then, maybe I’m going to fall and cut myself, and I’m gonna need stitches, for real.”
Twain, whose Queen of Me Album will be out on Friday (2/3), continued. “I want to be more relaxed and comfortable in my own skin. It is what it is, and I can’t change it unless I go under the knife or something. I mean, you don’t really know what you’re gonna get anyway, right? One thing pulled here, and another one pulled there; I don’t know, I may never be happy. So, it’s my perception of things that has to change instead of changing who I am and what I look like.”
Shania said of posing nude for the artwork on the new album, “It was so empowering. I’m so glad I did it. I was petrified, but once I flipped that switch and dove into it, I’m like, ‘I’m all in!’ I committed 100%. I don’t really love my body; I don’t love looking at myself in the mirror with the lights on or looking in the mirror at all at my body. It’s so essential, more than ever, because as we age, our skin starts to melt, and all kinds of things happen to us.” She added, “I realize that, wow, I was shy about wearing a bikini at the beach when I was younger, and I’m thinking, ‘That was ridiculous. I gotta stop this nonsense and start wearing a bikini to the beach now, even though I’m not my 20-year-old self.’ You know, I just gotta get over that stuff.”