Shania Twain speaks out against domestic violence

Canadian country-music star Shania Twain is lending her voice to a worthy cause. The 49-year-old beauty has appeared in a new RCMP campaign combatting domestic violence, in which she encourages viewers to speak out against abuses occurring inside the home.

“Sometimes home is where the hurt is,” says the singer, adding that whether physical or emotional, “abuse is abuse” and is “never acceptable.”

The 60-second video ends with the songstress encouraging viewers to report incidents of violence to police. “You can break the silence. There is always someone who can help,” she says.

Shania, who has been candid about her own difficult childhood, now uses her star power to help others.This past summer, she started a crusade to make sure no child gets left behind, launching Shania Kids Can (SKC), which offers aid to children who struggle in poor families that may not require social services to intervene.

Aside from her philanthropic endeavours, the Timmins, Ont.-born singer is ending her two-year run at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas on Saturday (Dec. 13). She told fans this past summer that she plans to release a new album – her first in more than a decade – next spring.


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