The singer announced her separation from music producer Mutt Lange, her husband of 14 years, last month amid rumors of his affair with the couple's French personal secretary.
Shania released the following message to her fans:
"To my beloved fans:
As I am sure you have seen or heard; I am going through a rough time personally in my life. 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.
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.
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.
Love,â€¨ Shania "
While Mutt continues to deny the affair with Marie-Anne Thiebaud, sources close to the couple say that infidelity was definitely the cause of the split. "Mutt and Marie-Anne left their spouses for each other and are still in a relationship."