Brain damage saved his music
After having a chunk of his brain removed, picking up the guitar helped Pat Martino got his groove back. After having part of his brain removed, Pat Martino suffered debilitating amnesia. That was until he picked up his guitar. Brian Gallagher writing in Nautilus recounts the miraculous tale of Martino whose love for playing music helped recover his memory and even re-form parts of his brain.
From Nautilus magazine