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I suffered memory loss after a severe brain injury but listening to music from my past helped me recover – iNews

Monday, 14 February, 2022

I suffered memory loss after a severe brain injury but listening to music from my past helped me recover – iNews

Melissa Meszaros was on her way to a Judas Priest gig when a road accident harmed her memory – and it was listening to her favourite songs again that helped her brain recover (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty)

 
In 2018, Melissa Meszaros was walking to a Judas Priest gig with some friends in Portland, Oregan. She was 31-years-old and working as a publicist for music and comic books. They had plans to get pizza before heading to see Rob Halford and his gang tear through metal classics such as “Painkiller” and “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin'”.
“All of a sudden I woke up in the street,” Melissa tells me over the phone. She had been hit by a car while walking on a designated crosswalk. “That turned everything upside down really fast,” she remembers.
With blood pouring from her head, Melissa’s friends feared the worse. “I was in a confused state but the continuing mantra was, ‘Okay, I’ll go to the hospital but then I’ll go and see Judas Priest. I’ll get the MRI and then I’ll go to the concert.'”
Read more at: https://inews.co.uk/culture/music/memory-loss-after-severe-brain-injury-improved-listening-music-youth-1453619

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