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Watch a Man Play The Beatles on a Guitar While Undergoing Brain Surgery

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In the amazing video below, a man plays The Beatles’ “Yesterday” while having surgery on his brain.

The man is a 33-year-old Brazilian bank worker named Anthony Kulkamp Dias, according to a Google translation of the Brazilian News Site G1. Dias had the nine-hour operation to remove a brain tumor last Thursday, May 28, at the Hospital Nossa Senhora da Conceição in Santa Catarina, Brazil.

He was conscious during the procedure so doctors could monitor his speech and motor skills in real time. It was the 19th time the hospital had performed this kind of operation, but the first time that a patient played an instrument during the procedure.

I played six songs at certain times,” Dias told G1, according to a Google Translation. “My right hand was a bit weaker because that was the side that they were operating on. So I stopped and rested. I was interspersing songs and talking with them.”

Surgeons were able to remove 90 percent of the tumor during the surgery.

Check out the incredible video below: 

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Originally published: June 5, 2015
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