Man Plays Guitar While Undergoing Brain Surgery

May 28, 2013

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This is a video of actor and musician Brad Carter playing the guitar while undergoing brain surgery to repair damage done by Parkinson's. Sorry but brain stuff makes me queasy and I feel myself getting a little lightheaded so I'm going to copy/paste something now. Hopefully not an excerpt from my diary.

I sad next to Nancy on the bus today. She smelled like apricots.

I SAID NOT MY DIARY, DAMMIT -- something about brain surgery.

For this type of brain surgery, which is fairly routine, the patient remains awake and responsive for parts of the procedure to assist doctors with placing electrodes into the correct position.


Carter made an unusual request: could he play guitar during the procedure to make sure everything was working properly, and to see if the shakiness in his hands was improving?

The procedure was a success and Brad is super excited to get back to making music. Good lookin', bro. I bet years from now we'll all be able to look back on this video and still experience the same sort of queasy nausea we felt today. That's something, right?

Hit the jump for the video.

Thanks to Grillonic, who's heard of brain surgery patients actually charging doctors and nurses for admission to their little concert.

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