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Watch: Amazing video shows opera performer singing all the way through brain surgery
Doctors used Ambroz Bajec-Lapajne’s singing to monitor their work.

NEW RESEARCH HAS shown that listening to music while undergoing surgery can significantly reduce pain.

This effect was recorded even while the patients were under anaesthetic.

But what about performing the music yourself?

Slovenia opera singer Ambrož Bajec-Lapajne did just that while having a brain tumour removed, UPI reports.

He says this was the doctor’s advice, as it allowed surgeons at University Medical Center Utrecht to monitor what affect the surgery was having on him by checking whether he was able to notice a key change in the piece.

This is not uncommon. A Brazilian man undergoing brain surgery was filmed performing Yesterday by The Beatles, and another man played violin during deep brain stimulation.

In the video below of Bajec-Lapajne, he launches into Schubert’s Gute Nacht at around one minute in, seemingly unaffected by the surgery.

However a dramatic change comes over him after 2.40 – he said that’s when “things start to get very interesting”.

Bajec-Lapajne also advises that there is no blood or exposed flesh in the video.

Ambrož Bajec-Lapajne / YouTube

Read: Teen wakes up during brain surgery, asks doctors ‘How’s it going?’ >

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