Shania Twain breaks her silence over 'rough time in my life'

Washington, June 6 (ANI): Singer Shania Twain has broken her silence over her split from husband Robert "Mutt" Lange.

In a statement to her "beloved fans" posted on her Web site, the country superstar said she now needs time to heal her "broken heart."

"As I am sure you have seen or heard; I am going through a rough time personally in my life," People quoted her, as stating on the website.

"I wanted you all to know that I could not be getting through this without you. Your letters, emails and words of encouragement give me strength.

"Your overwhelming support reminds me to smile, no matter how deep the pain and to always be grateful for all the beautiful blessings in my life," she added.

A spokesperson for Shania confirmed in May that the couple was splitting after 14 years of marriage.

Sources "close to the situation" claim that Lange was involved with a woman named Marie-Ann Thiebaud, a long-time secretary and manager of the couple's chateau in Switzerland.

"I have so much to say but I know the best way for me to speak is through my music. This is my therapy, my passion, and my love. I look forward to sharing it with all of you as I begin this new journey," Twain said.

"I need some time to heal this broken heart but make no mistake; I will be back and hopefully stronger than ever. Thank you my friends, from the bottom of my heart," she added. (ANI)

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