Sunday, August 16, 2015
Tenor treats surgeons to private concert as he sings Schubert during brain surgery
Opera singer Ambroz Bajec-Lapajne gave his doctors their own private concert as they operated on his brain. Because the Slovenian tenor makes a living off his singing voice, neurosurgeons at the University Medical Center Utrecht wanted to make sure that he would retain his skills after undergoing a craniotomy, so they forced him to stay awake and sing during the procedure. Bajec-Lapajne was diagnosed with Glioblastoma multiforme (GMB), one of the most common and most aggressive malignant brain tumors.