POOR Ann Arscott. After suffering a stroke, the 47-year-old was left bedridden in hospital for nine weeks and could barely talk, instead communicating with a letter board as she struggled to construct simple sentences.
But boy can that bitch sing! By some bizarre brain twist, the stroke victim and former Stars In Their Eyes contestant can still belt out power ballad after power ballad despite barely being able to put two words together for a conversation.
Doctors have diagnosed Ann with aphasia, damage caused by the stroke to parts of the brain that control language. However, people with aphasia can sometimes sing because a different piece of the brain is activated by music.
In that case, BBM must have anti- aphasia, because part of our brain dies whenever we hear Justin Bieber.