NEW YORK – A man who suffered a horrific car crash two weeks ago, woke up from a coma believing that he was the famous rapper, Kanye West.
Benjamin Davis, was transported to the New York-Presbyterian Hospital on February 17, after being implicated in a violent car crash. He was suffering from severe brain trauma and injuries, but the doctors were able to stabilize him.
Mr. Davis spent more than two weeks in a coma, and finally woke up yesterday, visibly confused about his identity.
The man who works as a cashier, is convinced that he is the famous hip hop artist, Kanye West.
According to the medical staff, he began asking questions about Kim Kardashian as soon as he woke up, and before becoming agitated and aggressive
Mr Davis’ wife, Jennifer Wong , had been told two weeks ago that it would be a miracle if he ever came out of his coma, and even then, he would probably have lost much of his brain capacity.
Therefore, she was extremely surprised last night, when they received a phone call from the hospital, telling them that her husband was awake.
“I got the call from the hospital and [the hospital staff member] was saying “Hi Madam, I just wanted to ring and let you know that your husband’s actually started to come out of the coma”… and she said, “I don’t know how to say this… but he’s convinced that he’s Kanye West,” his wife told reporters.
“I laughed at first, thinking it was one of my husband’s jokes, but she told me that this was serious. This is certainly the strangest thing I have ever seen, but at least he’s alive and healthy!”
This unusual case has drawn a lot of attention from both the media and the scientific community, drawing a lot of speculation about the possible causes of Benjamin Davis’ unique symptoms.
A neuroscientist ‘Dr Robert Francis’ of the Health & Science University Brain Institute thinks he might have an explanation about what caused the poor man to believe that he was Kanye West.
“What possibly happened to the victim was that the parts of the brain that recalled his own identity and memories were damaged in the crash and those that retained the music that listened to and the gossips that he read, were activated when the 47-year-old woke up from his coma.” he said.
He believes that Mr Davis’ memory should come back gradually over the next few weeks.