Shania Twain says she “lost a very important foundation” after her parents died in a car accident in 1987.

“My whole life history was there, with them,” Twain remarked on a new Creating Space with Hoda Kotb podcast episode.

Shania Twain is speaking up about losing her parents in a car accident in 1987.

In a recent podcast interview with Hoda Kotb, the country diva discussed the deaths of her mother, Sharon Twain, and stepfather, Jerry Twain, and how the loss affected their family.

Twain, 57, recalls being 22 years old and attending a “computer programming” school in Toronto, where she was working on a “backup plan” in case her singing career didn’t take off when she learned of her parent’s deaths.