Spanish Musician Played Saxophone During Brain Surgery When Carlos Aguilera had brain surgery to remove a tumor he was awake and playing his sax. Performing during brain surgery allowed doctors to make sure his ability to play stayed intact.
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Spanish Musician Played Saxophone During Brain Surgery

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Spanish Musician Played Saxophone During Brain Surgery

Spanish Musician Played Saxophone During Brain Surgery

Spanish Musician Played Saxophone During Brain Surgery

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When Carlos Aguilera had brain surgery to remove a tumor he was awake and playing his sax. Performing during brain surgery allowed doctors to make sure his ability to play stayed intact.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne. When Spanish musician Carlos Aguilera had brain surgery to remove a tumor, he was awake and playing his sax. Here he is via YouTube.

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CARLOS AGUILERA: (Playing saxophone).

MONTAGNE: Performing during brain surgery allowed doctors to make sure his ability to play the sax stayed intact. It's not unique. A patient in Brazil sang while playing his guitar. And in Slovenia, an opera singer warbled Schubert while under the knife. You're listening to MORNING EDITION.

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