Country singer Shania Twain revealed Sunday that she had her breasts flattened at her childhood home to avoid being sexually abused by her stepfather, Jerry Twain.
The 57-year-old singer said Jerry Twain allegedly physically and emotionally abused her while she lived in the home, The Sunday Times reports.
“I hid and flattened my breasts. I would wear bras that were too small for me and I would wear two, downplaying it until there was nothing girl about me,” said the “man! I feel like a woman!” Singer.
“Make it easier to go unnoticed. Because, oh my god, it was awful — you didn’t want to be a girl in my house.”
Twain – who began her performance career at the age of eight – said she struggled to embrace her womanhood because of the abuse.
The “You’re Still the One” singer first described the hardships in her 2011 autobiography From This Moment.
In the book, Twain describes how there were times when she had to physically step between her parents because she was afraid her stepfather would kill her mother.
“It took a long time to get over that anger. You don’t want to be someone who attacks me on the street,” Twain said. “Because I’m going to fucking rip your head off if I get the chance.”
Twain’s parents died when the singer was 22, and the singer spent many more years loving her body.
“I was able to speak and tell a story about myself through the way I moved my body, the fall of the fabrics, the colors, where the focus was,” Twain explained.
“I’ve never been an exhibitionist to say, ‘Look at my tits.’ It was really me coming into myself. It was a kind of metamorphosis.”
The Post reached out to Twain for comment.
https://nypost.com/2022/12/04/shania-twain-used-to-flatten-her-boobs-to-protect-herself-from-stepfathers-abuse/ Shania Twain used to “flatten” her breasts to protect herself from abuse at the hands of her stepfather