Country singer Shania Twain revealed Sunday that she used to flatten her boobs in her childhood home to avoid being sexually abused by her stepfather, Jerry Twain.
The 57-year-old singer said that Jerry Twain would allegedly physically and emotionally abuse her while she lived in the house, reports The Sunday Times.
“I hid myself and I would flatten my boobs. I would wear bras that were too small for me, and I’d wear two, play it down 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 gosh, it was terrible — 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 with embracing her femininity due to the abuse.
The “You’re Still the One” singer first detailed the hardships in her 2011 autobiography “From this Moment.”
In the book, Twain details how there were times when she had to physically step between her parents because she was afraid the her stepfather might kill her mother.
“It took a long time to manage that anger. You don’t want to be somebody that attacks me on the street,” said Twain. ‘”Because I will f–king 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 learning to love her body.
“I could speak and tell a story about myself, by the way I moved my body, the drape of the fabrics, the colours, where the focus was,” explained Twain.
“I was never an exhibitionist for the sake of, like, saying, you know, ‘Look at my tits.’ It was really me coming into myself. It was a metamorphosis of sorts.”
The Post reached out to Twain for comment.
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