• At one of his performances, Andrea Bocelli tells a story. A young pregnant woman was hospitalised with an attack of appendicitis. The doctors had to apply ice to her stomach and, after this treatment, suggested she abort the baby. The reason given was that the baby would have some disability. But the woman did not, and the baby was born.
Andrea Bocelli ends the story with these words: "That woman was my mother and I was that child."