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WATCH: Shania Twain speaks out about domestic violence

TORONTO — Canadian pop-country superstar Shania Twain is speaking out about domestic violence in a public service announcement posted online Thursday by the RCMP.

“Sometimes home is where the hurt is,” she says in the video. “It’s really confusing to be hurt by someone you love.

“Whether it’s physical, sexual, or emotional, abuse is abuse.”

In the video, the 49-year-old singer urges victims of domestic violence not to stay quiet.

“You may not want to talk about it…but family violence shouldn’t be kept a secret,” she says.

“Tell someone you trust. And always report incidents of violence to the police.”

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According to the RCMP, one-quarter of violent crime reported to police is domestic.

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Shania Twain and Frédéric Thiébaud , pictured in Toronto in 2010. John R. Kennedy / Global News

Twain married Swiss businessman Frédéric Thiébaud in 2011. She has a 13-year-old son, Eja, with first husband Robert Lange.

Lange and Twain separated in 2008 amidst allegations that he had an affair with Twain’s best friend — and Thiébaud’s then-wife — Marie-Anne Thiébaud.

Twain, who was born in Windsor, Ont. and grew up poor in Timmins, Ont., launched the Shania Kids Can initiative in support of disadvantaged children.

She is ending her two-year run at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas run on Saturday.

“I’ve had a wonderful experience,” Twain told the Las Vegas Sun in October. “I do feel like I’ve made the most of it while I was here. There are many happy memories I’m taking with me.”

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Twain has said she plans to release a new album — her first in a decade — and hit the road again. Twain tested the waters last summer with concerts in Calgary and Charlottetown.

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