My Tourette’s Disappears When I Sing | BORN DIFFERENT
AS EMILLY Carter finishes her song, the only thing that’s noticeable about her singing is that it’s very, very good. It’s only after the music stops that Emilly’s tics become apparent. Sniffing, coughing and touching her nose, Emilly has Tourette’s syndrome. The 21-year-old, from Wickford, Essex, has suffered from Tourette’s syndrome since she was a little girl. Emilly was diagnosed with Tourette’s when she was just four-years-old and, as a young teenager, her tics were so extreme she suffered fits and was even hospitalised. Bullied because of her tics, Emilly was a shy and unconfident child but singing and performing gave her an outlet to express herself.