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The Voice star Sheena McHugh inspired by car crash

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The Voice star Sheena McHugh inspired by car crash

'The Voice' star Sheena McHugh's near-fatal car crash inspired her to write music.

The 26-year-old singer - who suffered from a broken back, torn spleen and perforated bowel in the accident - has revealed the "emotional" journey that followed helped her to find her "own voice".

Sheena underwent two years of surgery to treat her extensive injuries and was also left unable to speak for six months following the crash eight years ago.

She said: "The accident was horrible. But it led me to start writing my own music. It changed me in that I found my own voice.

"It was emotional rather than physical. It gave me a drive to write something that I'd never felt before.

"I just went into autopilot. I lost my speaking voice for three months and my singing voice for six."

The brunette beauty - who has made it into this year's live semi-finals which will air on Saturday (28.03.15) - added she is keen to "strike while the iron's hot" and release her music immediately if she were to win the BBC One show.

She told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "I'm not just going to disappear for a year, I think it's important to strike while the iron's hot. You need to have the material ready."