Andrea Bocelli on his lifelong health battle - doctors found no 'cure'
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Andrea Bocelli is known for his mellifluous singing voice. The Italian tenor has garnered legions of fans for his unique blend of opera and pop music. What many people may not know is the Italian great lost his eyesight at the age of 12. His problems with eyesight preceded this event, however. From a young age Bocelli lived with congenital glaucoma.
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Congenital glaucoma, also known as childhood glaucoma, is a rare condition that can occur in infants and young children.
Undeterred by his ailing eyesight, Bocelli began taking piano lessons at age six and later played flute and saxophone.
Six years later, the singer's life took a sudden and profound turn.
At age 12 he became totally blind after suffering a brain haemorrhage as the result of a soccer accident.
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