Julie Matthias
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Migraine leaves Chatham woman with foreign accent

A woman from Kent has been left speaking in different foreign accents following a severe migraine.

Julie Matthias, 49, who runs a hairdressing salon in Chatham, has been diagnosed with foreign accent syndrome.

Her accent is regularly mistaken for being South African, French or Italian and she has even suffered racism.

She developed the condition after suffering a severe migraine in 2011 and has other stroke-like symptoms such as right-side weakness.

  • 05 Jun 2014
  • From the section Kent