Opera singer Amy Herbst, who has performed at the Nashville Opera Company has filed a 2.5 million lawsuit against the US Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital claiming a routing surgery has left her unable to sing without farting, according to the paper The Independent.
According to Herbst, after an episiotomy she received during child birth last February, she was left unable to control her flatulence and, on occasion, bowel movements, thus rendering her powerless to perform high octane notes required of opera singers.
Lawsuit papers reveal that Herbst claims the surgery, which cuts the tissue between the anus and vagina to help the delivery of a baby, had not healed properly, leaving the soprano with a “complete breakdown of the episiotomy and perineum and the external sphincter is disrupted and the vagina and rectum are basically connected without any perineal body.” In other words, Herbst’s lower orifices have severe damage (most likely in the taint region) in addition to her inability to control bowel movements brought about by the surgery.
Obviously internal tissue damage may be the underlying cause behind Herbst’ unfortunate disability, but it wouldn’t be out of question that the vocal exhorts that require significant physical force from within the body only compounds to the issues Herbst is facing.
More to follow as the claim develops.
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