Ne-Yo’s music is the perfect soundtrack to a romantic evening, but for 26-year-old Zoe Fennessy it’s the soundtrack to her seizures.
Daily Mail reports that the London mom begins to have uncontrollable epileptic seizures shortly after hearing the singer’s music and had to have a part of her brain removed in an effort to stop them. Fennessy was clinically diagnosed with musicogenic seizures, which causes her to vomit and become unable to respond to anything when she hears Ne-Yo’s tone of voice.
‘I’ll be walking around the supermarket doing my food shopping and I have to put my earphones in to listen to my own music just in case it comes on,” she told Daily Mail. “Whenever I hear the first few beats of the song I have to drop whatever I am doing and run.”
After having part of her left frontal lobe removed in June, doctors said the procedure was not successful.
Fennessy, who was out of work for six months due to the pain and distress, says she doesn’t dislike Ne-Yo or his music but “it dislikes her.”