Singer Unable to Stop Farting After Surgery, Loses Job and Sues Government

Botched surgery leaves singer unable to sing without excessive gas, $2.5 million lawsuit raised.

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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.

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    MattHessing
    This sounds like a South Park episode. Awesome!
    bobmarley_fan
    The song she would sing would be "Dust In The Wind" The flatulence would be the atmosphere that adds to the song.
    sonofgkex
    That would suck. Imagine having to wear a butt plug every time you wanted to practice.
    travislausch
    I kept thinking "poor girl, she's still cute, wish her all the best" then it all fell apart when I read this! XD Thanks for that.
    hudsonstradlin
    If she did some exercises, she could learn how to do one hell of a party trick. burping the alphabet? f--k you, I can fart the alphabet in any minor pentatonic scale of your choice.
    Clark83
    Pretty sure the alphabet is sang in a major key brah.
    hudsonstradlin
    the alphabet, not the alphabet song, aka twinkle twinkle little star. it's possible to count up to a thousand to the tune of In Bloom, so I don't see what the issue is here.
    DickHardwood
    Vaganus.
    -LAW-
    Maybe she could pioneer a new genre? She could use her mouth for Soprano sounds and her bum-hole for Baritone. Now I feel bad... On a serious note that is pretty soul-destroying. I wish her luck in recovering.
    Izzy-Sweet
    As terrible as this situation is, I came to the article for the comments. You guys never disappoint.
    smittyanthrax
    I know i shouldnt laugh but i cant help it.I enjoy toilet humour.At least her Husband doesnt have to feel embarrased now when he farts.
    metalme31
    *checks date to make sure its not April 1st...* *....jaw drops open upon finding its not* Poor lady!!! That sucks on so many levels! I feel bad for her :S condolences?
    onetonryan
    With all due sympathy, I must ask, "Why is it the government's fault?".
    Smigzy
    That's exactly what I was going to post.... plus it probably hasn't healed right because she continued to have sex with letting it heal properly
    crazysam23_Atax
    "The surgery basically involves cutting the tissue between the anus and vagina for easier delivery." That made me cringe...
    MaaZeus
    Same here. I mean, what the hell? I'm no doctor but that kind of cutting sounds like it screams for complications.
    minor7
    I read about this. When you get past the headline and into the details it's actually a little tragic and gruesome. But the government? She's suing the government???
    Tarsplitter
    The surgery basically involves cutting the tissue between the anus and vagina for easier delivery. I was so confused before I watched the video. I was thinking of the wrong delivery.
    PatrickMarc
    That child better grow up to be something fuking amazing. Butt what an entrance into the world!
    iommi600
    I just burst out in laughter when I read that headline. Poor girl. By the way, what a bird.
    Manticore28
    She should just market herself as "The Farting Opera Singer". She could probably make a living off of it!
    metalcore123
    She may not be able to perform as a opera singer, but I bet she'd do well on Nickelodeon.
    caseharr33
    Even if she wins the suit, she still wouldn't be able to pursue her passion, I can't even imagine how I would feel if I ended up with fingers missing or nerve damage due to medical incompetence.
    Dannym95
    Toilet humour is really unfunny. If I was her, I'd feel like killing myself.
    Reevo
    Unfortunately i imagine she would feel like that, no reason to joke about it though, horrible thing to happen
    Dani_G
    Well this certainly bypasses the old 'whoever smelt it dealt it' excuse. By a considerable amount too. We have a winner!
    rickjarzy
    its a special situation and to me it's funny too, but it's funny as long as it happens to your self ... poor girl all the best