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Simon Overcame Stammering With Singing

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Simon Overcame Stammering With Singing

Published on October 28, 2007 with No Comments

Carly Simon┬áhas revealed she grew up a stammering wreck, and she still can’t read in public without stuttering.

The music icon admits she had a stammering problem that plagued her childhood – and she conquered it by singing.

In an interview with Ladies Home Journal magazine, the You’re So Vain singer says: “In retrospect, my stammering was an opportunity… (Stutterers) can’t stammer when they sing. There’s something about the mind connecting differently to the vocal cords when you apply either rhythm or melody.”

And, though she had largely conquered her speech impediment, which affects one per cent of Americans, she admits she still can’t read aloud.

“I loved to read, but never out loud. I still can’t read out loud,” she added. “I almost always couldn’t say H’s. Then there were some days that it was S’s and some that it was T’s. So I became this walking thesaurus. You learn to supply yourself with substitute words you won’t trip over.”


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