UK man wakes up from six weeks in a coronavirus coma with a Scottish accent

An Englishman who was in a coma for six weeks after contracting COVID-19 woke up with a completely different accent.

Wayne Oldham, 46, a salesman from Aintree near Liverpool, was admitted to hospital on October 5.

He was placed on a ventilator and put into a medically induced coma.

His wife, Louise, told the Liverpool Echo she was terrified her husband was going to die, leaving her and their two children – Harvey, 19, and Freya, 15 – behind.

Wayne spent a total of 11 weeks in hospital after the virus attacked his lungs.

He made it through – but when he woke up from his six-week coma, he was suddenly speaking with a Scottish accent.

“He was really groggy, really out of it … It was a bit distressing to see,” Louise said.

“He was trying to talk but because he’s got this oxygen mask on he can’t.

Wayne Oldham woke from a coma with a Scottish accent. Credit: Facebook/Louise and Wayne Oldham

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