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Weezer Responds to Teenager Singing Their Song During Brain Surgery

November 30, 2018

Seattle teenager and self-taught musican Kira Laconetti sang her 19-year-old heart out as doctors performed brain surgery on her.

“Her tumor was discovered because of a very unusual type of epilepsy she had called musicogenic epilepsy,” said Dr. Jason Hauptman, a neurosurgeon in Seattle Children’s Neurosciences Center. “These seizures are triggered by listening to music or singing, which is an unfortunate problem for Kira since she is a performer who likes to sing.” (via Seattle Children's Hospital)

She chose the track because of the lyrics, which go:

"On an island in the sun,
we'll be playing and having fun,
and it makes me feel so fine I can't control my brain."

Weezer saw the headline circling the internet and responded by inviting her to one of their upcoming shows: 

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