Shania: I considered retirement
Shania Twain has confessed she once considered retiring from live performances after her last world tour ended.
The Canadian star has just announced she is extending her Las Vegas show at Caesars Palace, but she revealed when her Up tour came to an end in 2004 she considered retiring to spend more time with her son, who is now 11.
Shania said: "I had moments when I thought I never would, and I would've been OK with that," she said. "I love music and I'd never want to give up music, but did I ever want to put a production together and be on stage again?"
The That Don't Impress Me Much singer began her Vegas residency last autumn, and lives in the Bahamas in between shows.
She said: "Vegas is just a really good set-up. It completely leaves me room to be the parent I want to be."
Announcing the new show dates, Shania said: "I couldn't be any happier. It turned out so beautifully and I'm so proud of it."
The singer revealed she's written enough songs to fill an album, but isn't ready to return to the studio just yet.
"I'm doing one project at a time. I'll let the Vegas show settle in," Shania said. "I'm not in the spirit of juggling too many balls in the air at one time."