Ne-Yo’s Voice Causes Woman to Have Seizures [VIDEO]
File this under Ripley's Believe It or Not. Ne-Yo is known for making the ladies scream with delight whenever he performs, but for one woman, the crooner's soulful voice brings her great pain.
Healthcare assistant Zoe Fennessy gets epileptic seizures every time she hears Ne-Yo's voice. The 26-year-old mother had her first seizure back in 2006. Then in 2008, doctors diagnosed her with epilepsy. But it wasn't until 2011, when she heard Ne-Yo's voice on Pitbull's club anthem 'Give Me Everything' that she realized that she had a music-induced seizure.
“Whenever I hear the first few beats of the song, I have to drop whatever I am doing and run,” Fennessey told the U.K.'s Daily Mail. “I don’t dislike Ne-Yo or his music. It just dislikes me, unfortunately."
Doctors have clinically diagnosed her with musicogenic seizures, which are triggered by the tone of Ne-Yo's voice.
The woman's 15-second seizures, which happen in her right temporal lobe, leave her "staring blankly" and after they dissipate she will throw up, become thirsty and feel extremely fatigued.
Fennessey had surgery back in June. Part of her brain’s temporal lobe was removed, where doctors thought the seizures could be coming from, and while it helped a bit, she still has to avoid Ne-Yo’s music at all costs.
"People might think it is funny, and I can laugh at it myself,” she said. “But it has taken over my life. It’s ruined my life."
We hope she stays healthy and figures out a way to overcome her medical condition. Otherwise, she may have to wear ear plugs for the rest of her life.