Rediscovering Talent

December 10, 2013 by  
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Julio IglesiasDid you know that Julio Iglesias (of the dreamy voice) alternated playing professional football with law studies at the Colegio Mayor Universitario San Pablo in Madrid.

He was due just one course to finish his career when he had a serious car accident, due to which he was unable to walk for two years, which finished with his ambitions in professional football.

In fact, in the earliest years of his young adulthood, he was a football goalkeeper for Real Madrid Castilla. He has said of those years, “I had more courage and drive than talent.” These were sorely tested when he was involved in that car crash that smashed his lower spine; his legs were permanently weakened as a direct result, and they still required therapy as of early November 2012.

During his hospitalization after the accident, a nurse gave him a guitar that he might have something to do with his hands. In learning to play, he discovered his musical talent.

The rest is history. In a career spanning over 40 years he has won many awards and hearts with his soulful renditions.

– fwd: reuben tellis

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