Woman who had tonsils removed wakes with Irish accent despite never having been

Angie Yen, 27, and from Brisbane, woke up one morning to find that her lifelong Australian accent had been replaced with an Irish accent – but she said, “I’ve never been to Ireland.”

An Australian woman who had her tonsils removed said she had developed an Irish accent – despite having no ties to Ireland.

Angie had done a simple 30 minute procedure to remove her tonsils on April 28th and everything had gone very smoothly.

When she woke up ten days later with a different accent than the Aussie she’s had for over 20 years, she said she was “freaking out”.

The Brisbane dentist said she was concerned that after 12 days she had developed Foreign Accent Syndrome (FAS) and her accent had still not returned.

Angie created an account on TikTok to describe her journey and raise awareness of her condition.

in the The video was posted on the second day When she sounded Irish, she said, “I woke up with an Irish accent and have never been to Ireland.

The dentist noticed the change 10 days after removing her tonsils


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“I spent all day yesterday freaking out about why this was happening to me and I went to the hospital and also called my specialist and asked them why this was happening and they couldn’t give any answers

“They just told me to sit tight and wait for my body to heal after my tonsil surgery last Monday, about 9-10 days ago.”

Angie said the first time she noticed her accent changed when she woke up in the morning and started singing in the shower, as always.

Angie fears that after 12 days she has developed Foreign Accent Syndrome (FAS) and she still hasn’t gotten her Aussie back


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“When I started singing, I sang to a different sound and also spoke words with a funny accent,” said the Brisbane woman news.com.au.

On the advice of her ear, nose and throat specialist, she will now see a neurologist while she has also booked blood tests and an MRI.

While thanking those who showed her support on TikTok, she hit back on those who accused her of faking the accent to gain fame.

She said, “Unfortunately, it’s not a fake. I damn well hope my Australian accent comes through, like I’ve done for the past 20 years.

“I hope you learn something from my journey and spread awareness about it.”

FAS is a disease that affects hundreds every year. the Irish mirror reports.

It shows that patients develop language patterns that are perceived as a foreign accent that is different from their native accent.

It usually results from a stroke, but can also develop from head trauma, migraines, or developmental problems.


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