New case of Foreign Accent Syndrome after surgery
It all began around six months ago when Alamia went in for jaw surgery to address her under-bite. When she woke up from the anesthesia, her Texan drawl had been replaced by a British accent. 'I thought she was joking with me,' said Kayla Alamia, Lisa Alamia's oldest daughter. 'But then she showed me that the doctor diagnosed her with foreign accent syndrome. Then I was like, 'Oh, Lord.''
Alamia was put through a battery of tests by doctors to check if she really had developed the syndrome, one of which forced her to repeat tongue twisters countless times.