Following a routine surgery, opera singer Amy Herbst was left unable to sing without breaking wind.
Nashville Opera Company performer is now suing the government, claiming that the botched episiotomy she received during child birth last February has caused her to lose control of flatulence and bowel movements.
The surgery basically involves cutting the tissue between the anus and vagina for easier delivery. This time around, the cut didn't heal properly, leaving the singer with "a complete breakdown of the episiotomy and perineum and the external sphincter is disrupted and the vagina and rectum are basically connected without any perineal body."
Herbst is seeking $2.5 million in damages for being unable to perform. "She is suffering though a very embarrassing and very significant injury, and frankly, the prognosis of a fully successful repair is pretty low," the attorney stated.