What s are calling a world first, awoman sang during throat surgery while under hypnosis. 31yearold Alama Kante, who is a professionalsinger, underwent throat surgery in France to remove her thyroid gland. s used the unconventional method ofhypnosis rather than anesthetics and told her to sing throughout the operation to makesure they didn’t damage her vocal cords. I met with the anaesthetist to know how itwould go and they called me afterwards to say ‘No we are not going to do it becauseyou have a professional job with your vocal
cords, we can’t take the risk of sending youto sleep and perform such an operation’. So they proposed hypnosis so that I sing, sothe knows where to find the cords that he must not touch. Medical hypnosis allows the patient to remainawake and respond during the operation but Alama described the feeling as being in adreamlike state. It’s an operation which happens as if youwere in a dream and at the time you’re conscious of what is happening. I was in pain but itwas like I was not there, I was not myself. Alama sings traditional African songs andis set to release a new album.
Worldrenowned hypnotist Scott Lewis plunges to his death in Australia
Worldrenowned stage hypnotist Scott Lewishas died after apparently falling from the balcony of a block of flats in Australia.The American was in Sydney with other performers for a series of shows called the Illusionists2.0. He is believed to have been found on a fourthfloor balcony after falling fromhis 11th storey apartment. We heard from a woman that she saw a guy fallonto the balcony below her, there was blood everywhere. Yeah, she was really shaken up so it was,it didn’t sound good. Lewis and his fellow performers were linedup for an eightday run at Sydney’s iconic
Opera House. A matinee performance has beencancelled with the evening show being dedicated to Lewis. Officials at the venue describedhim as quot;a wonderful performerquot;, who would be quot;greatly missedquot;. Tim Lawson, coproducerof the show said the company was quot;deeply saddened by the sudden lossquot;. Sydney police said thebody had yet to be formally identified and that specialist forensic officers and detectiveswere investigating the death. Lewis was wellknown for his television performancesand for his solo hypnosis show which ran for a recordbreaking nine years in Las Vegas.