Man Plays Saxophone Through His 9-Hour Brain Surgery

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A musician undergoing complex “awake” brain surgery in Italy played the saxophone during his entire nine-hour operation to help doctors make sure they didn’t compromise his neurological functions. What do you think?

“I feel bad for all the inoperable patients with no musical talent.”

Latasha Holden, Immunochemist

“Hopefully they left a hat out to collect cash from passing surgeons.”

Gregg Frederick, Systems Analyst


“As a musician, I’ve played some rough gigs too.”

Tim Vaughn, Trombonist