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These Insane Videos Show People Playing Music While Having Brain Surgery

Not only is it possible, sometimes it is imperative.

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Videos of Brazilian man Anthony Kulkamp Dias playing the Beatles' song "Yesterday" as his brain was undergoing surgery have been making the rounds online.

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"I played six songs at certain times," he said to The Telegraph. "My right hand was a bit weaker because that was the side that they were operating on. So I stopped and rested. I was interspersing songs and talking with them."


And it is not actually that unheard of! It's been done before on a variety of different instruments:

Los Angeles-based musician Brad Carter also played the guitar during his brain surgery:

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Concert violinist Roger Frisch played the violin during his operation:

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So did professional violinist Naomi Elishuv:

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Eddie Adcock chose the banjo:

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This Oklahoma man went with a Mandolin:

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