Not a particularly new story in the Telegraph but one that fascinates. When George Michael awoke from his coma he spoke with a West Country accent even though he’s from London!
Apparently it’s not that uncommon in coma victims – awaking from comas speaking another language they learnt at school, etc., is actually a form of brain damage and affects a surprising amount of people.
However, George came back to his normal voice within a few days. He blames it on his obsessive viewing of the comedy show ‘Nighty Night’, set in Cornwall.
He revealed: “The first question the doctors asked me was, ‘Do you know who you are?’ And apparently the first thing I said was, ‘Oi’m the King of the World!’ Apparently that’s true, though I didn’t know it for months afterwards.”
“I scared everyone when I woke up because I basically did two days’ worth of stand-up comedy based on ‘Nighty Night’ in this bizarre West Country accent.”
And now gorgeous George is back on the stage and doing what he does best – wham!