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Shania Twain falls down at the CMT Awards (Video)

06/09/2011 by Olivia Allin

Shania Twain fell down at Wednesday night's CMT Music Awards and said she plans to auction the shoes that caused the embarrassment.

The country singer slipped while making her way to the stage to present the Best Male Video of the Year Award, landing on her knees. Once she got to the stage, Twain laughed off the accident, while the audience applauded.

The award went to Blake Shelton for his "Who Are You When I'm Not Looking" music video. Shelton was not present to accept the honor. (Check out photos of celebrities arriving at the event, including Twain and Nicole Kidman, and a full list of CMT Music Award winners.

After the fall, Twain posted a video on her YouTube account, telling fans: "I didn't hurt myself, I have a bit of a sore thumb and that's it." The singer also said that she planned to auction off the shoes.

"I'm going to auction off those shoes, actually," Twain said in her video. "I want to get rid of them as soon as I can. I never want to see those shoes again."

Earlier in the day, Twain announced a two-year residency show, "Shania: Still the One," at Caesars Palace's Colosseum showroom in Las Vegas, beginning on December 1, 2012.

The 45-year-old Grammy winning country singer, who is known for songs like "You're Still the One," "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" and "That Don't Impress Me Much," makes her musical comeback after dealing with a messy divorce and losing her voice.

Last week, Twain received the 2,442nd star on the Walk of Fame. It is located at 6270 Hollywood Boulevard, in front of the W Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles. The singer accepted the honor at a ceremony hosted by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

Twain achieved global success with her third album, "Come On Over," which was released in 1997 and sold over 40 million copies worldwide. The album earned Twain four Grammy Awards and became the best-selling album of all time by a female musician in any genre and the best-selling country album of all time.

She last released a studio album in 2002. The record, "Up!," has sold more than 11 million copies in the United States.

In 2008, Twain and her first husband Robert "Mutt" Lange, a record producer and the father of her son Eja, 9, separated after 14 years of marriage.

The country and pop star has been speaking to the press recently to promote her new memoir, "From This Moment On," which is currently climbing the New York Times bestseller list.

At her recent Walk of Fame ceremony, she read from the book, which details her struggle with her separation from her ex-husband, who allegedly cheated on her.

The singer says she learned that he was involved with her assistant and close friend, Marie-Anne Thiebaud. She and Lange have not confirmed they were involved at the time. After Twain and Lange divorced, the singer married the bearer of the bad news - Thiebaud's husband, Frederic.

Twain's new OWN reality series, "Why Not?," which also showcases her struggle and her journey to regain her voice after the scandal, debuted on May 8. The show gave Oprah Winfrey's new cable network its highest premiere ratings.

Watch Shania Twain's CMT slip and reaction videos below (She falls at the 0:05 mark).

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