‘I’m not mad drinking’: Shania Twain responds to brouhaha over HNIC appearance

Toronto Sun
By Nelson Branco
July 7, 2017

It's not like she threw a beer can at a player!

You might remember Shania Twain’s appearance on Hockey Night in Canada during Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals between the Nashville Predators and Pittsburgh Penguins last month.

“I’m doing fantastic,” enthused Twain, whose long-awaited album Now drops on September 29, to Hockey Night’s Scott Oake in a segment that went viral.

Her bubbly interview quickly set Twitter and Facebook ablaze, with many users debating whether the 5-time Grammy winner had been imbibing during the game.

Not that there is anything wrong with that!

The Toronto Sun spoke exclusively with Twain, who is returning to the spotlight since 2002 after battling Lyme Disease, to ask if she had seen the online brouhaha.

“I did see bits of it,” laughs Twain. “I was just having fun! I’m not mad drinking. Are you kidding? Hockey’s rowdy! It’s time to have fun. It was really loud in [Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena] too. I’m a hockey fan … So many of our Canadian players play all over North America so no matter where I’m watching, I’m happy and supporting our guys.”

Look for a more extensive interview with the Ontario native in the fall about her first album since 2002. But for now, Twain does tease she will be touring with Now – with stops in Canada. “Of course!” she promises.