June 18 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Pop legend George Michael got a shock when he woke up with a West Country accent during his life-threatening illness.
The White Light singer revealed his London accent mysteriously vanished for two days.
He sounded instead like someone from Bristol.
The accent swap left doctors fearing Michael had suffered brain damage.
“My doctors were genuinely worried that I had this condition, it’s a genuine thing where people wake from comas speaking French or some other language they learned at school,” said Michael.
“Mine was two days of this vaguely Bristolian accent, and they were worried I could have spoken like that for the rest of my life. They were saying, ‘Oh my god, he’s got brain damage.’
“Not that there’s anything wrong with the West Country accent - but it’s a bit weird when you come from north London.”