An Australian goes to her family doctor and says, “Doctor, doctor – I woke up with an Irish accent!”
No, it’s not a terrible father joke, but the incredible experience of Angie Yen, a patient from Brisbane who got a nasty shock this month after removing her tonsils.
The 27-year-old woke up 10 days after a simple procedure on April 28 and freaked out to discover that her Australian accent had been replaced with an Irish accent – even though she had never visited the country.
“I spent all day yesterday thinking about why this was happening to me. I went to the hospital and called my specialist and asked them why this was happening and they couldn’t give any answers,” she revealed in a TikTok- Video .
Still, Angie is far from the only baffled patient to develop Foreign Accent Syndrome over the years – and it’s just one of the many bizarre changes people have seen in the hospital.
From a man who believes he is Matthew McConaughey to the woman who has forgotten her whole life, these are the side effects they don’t tell you about on the bottle.
“I thought I was Matthew McConaughey”
Only a true detective could figure out how footballer Rory Curtis woke up from a coma in 2012 thinking he was Hollywood star Matthew McConaughey – and spoke fluent French at the same time.
The then 22-year-old suffered a serious brain injury and broken pelvis after his van overturned on the M42 near Tamworth, Staffordshire and spent six days unconscious in a Birmingham hospital.
When he finally stopped by, Rory started talking to nurses in fluent French, even though he hadn’t spoken the language in 12 years and only had a basic understanding of it from his school days.
“I can’t remember much, but I know in my head that I thought I was Matthew McConaughey,” he said Mail online.
“When I went to the bathroom, I looked in the mirror and was shocked because I didn’t look like him, I didn’t know what I was seeing.
He added, “Sometimes I’ve been in the hospital and thought, ‘I can’t wait to get out of here and start making movies again.’
“I was convinced that I was him and that I looked good too – I know it was really hopeful thinking.”
Doctors found that he had a cerebral haemorrhage that leaked blood to his brain.
When the former Stourport Swifts FC semi-professional walked out of the hospital, he was no longer convinced that he was an Oscar winner and retained his French skills for years later.
“I can’t explain how it happened,” he said. “It’s really amazing. I don’t remember stopping by, but my family said one of the nurses was from Africa and speaks French and I had conversations with her.
“I was just casually talking about how I felt in that perfect French accent.”
Grandpa became addicted to sex and blew 3,000 pounds into the air on the prostitute
An 81-year-old grandpa found a new zest for life after a bizarre accident turned him into a sex addict – and forced his sick family to put him under house arrest.
Angelo De Luca was in a coma for four days in 2010 after falling out of a plum tree in the family home in Biasca, Switzerland.
But when his family returned from surgery, they were horrified to see their devoted widower father transform into a horny teenager again.
Sex-mad Angelo blew up £ 3,000 of his savings in a session at a local brothel after falling head over heels for a prostitute young enough to be his granddaughter.
“Leona has been there for me since my wife died a year ago. She is not only good in bed. She gives me new vitality and new courage. She is my friend, my only confidante,” he said.
His son Daniele later took control of his father’s two houses and bank accounts after judges ruled that his sex addiction made him unable to manage his own affairs.
“This woman chased my father like he was a Christmas goose,” said Daniele.
Toddler addicted to cigarettes and alcohol
The three year old Ya Wen After a traffic accident in 2009, he bizarrely took up an addiction to cigarette smoking and beer drinking.
Her parents said her personality had changed and she started smoking up to a pack every day after colliding with a speeding van Huizhou, China.
“She likes to drink,” said her mother, Gao. “Three glasses of beer are no problem for them.”
Gao initially said her daughter would hide in a toilet and smoke her father’s cigarettes, but then moved on to getting them on credit from a local store.
The shopkeeper says Ya Wen often goes away with a few packages.
“We thought she was buying for her father,” he later admitted.
“I forgot all my life and had to break up with my boyfriend.”
Lisa Russell had to break up with her boyfriend and rebuild her whole life after losing all of her memories in a terrible car accident.
When the then 22-year-old from Troedyrhiw, Wales awoke from a three-week coma in 2005, she did not even recognize her own mother and Tom, her five-month boyfriend, was a stranger.
The only person she remembered was Father Carl, who said she was on her way home from work when her car and another vehicle collided, injuring two people.
“I stared at my father in shock as he gently explained that Tom was my friend and that my mother was right in front of me,” she said.
“None of that made any sense. I had absolutely no memory of who they were and I couldn’t explain why I recognized my father but not my mother.”
Lisa had a broken spleen, a broken pelvis and a serious head injury. Her brain was so swollen that doctors put her into an induced coma so it could recover.
Doctors told her her memory would return, but after five months without remembering it, she had to make the heartbreaking decision to break up with Tom.
“No matter how hard I tried, I had absolutely no idea who Tom was or how much we meant each other,” she said.
“Worst of all, I wasn’t attracted to him because I thought he wasn’t my type. We persevered because I was hoping my memories would return with my memories.”
Lisa later joined the Headway support group, which helps people with head injuries, and although her memory never returned, she began to rebuild her life and date again.
“I used to be prevented from returning my long-term memory, but now I’m more relaxed,” she said. “I have a new life and a whole host of new memories to make. This is my priority now.”
Mom thought she was a teenager – and that was in 1998
Stunned brain op patient Sarah Thomson woke up from a 10-day coma to believe she was a teenager – not a happily married mother of three.
Hugged by the overjoyed husband Chris and the children Michael, Daniel and Amy – then 14, five and four years old – the mother had to admit that she did not recognize them.
The coma in 2002, caused by a blood vessel bursting in her brain, was gone for 14 years – meaning Sarah thought it was 1998 and she was 19 years old.
“I had no idea who the kids were, I thought they belonged to someone else,” she said. “I told my brother,” You are bald, “and my parents that they looked rough.”
The big Exeter Spice Girls fan didn’t remember Geri Halliwell quitting in 1998 and had no memory of September 11th. She even started coloring her hair again like a teenager.
Husband Chris took her to the places they’d been together to remember, and a month after surgery, when her memory returned, she could say she loved him again – which “felt like the first time.” “.