YouTube, video shared by The Guardian, published on June 17th, 2014. Original source clicking here.
A patient describes how she sang throughout an operation in France to remove her thyroid gland as doctors wanted to ensure they did not harm her vocal cords. Alama Kante, 31, a professional singer, was given medical hypnosis rather than an anaesthetic so she could remain awake. Mobile phone footage shows her singing along to traditional African music during the surgery two months ago. She says it was painful, but it was like being in a dream