Friday 15 December 2017

Emeli Sande: I may become a doctor

Emeli Sande thought a career in medicine might be more realistic than one in music
Emeli Sande thought a career in medicine might be more realistic than one in music

Emeli Sande has revealed she may still qualify as a doctor - and that the title would look good on her album cover.

The 24-year-old Heaven singer has completed three years of a medical degree and is a qualified neurologist.

Emeli said: "I still have about 18 months [of education] left if I want to become a doctor. Dr Sande - I like the sound of that. It would look cool on the album cover."

She added: "I'm so happy I took time to study.

"It was the first time I'd been away from home and I learned a lot about myself, let alone the subject. I feel a lot more in control now that I have a degree. It meant that music wasn't the be-all and end-all, so that takes some pressure off."

But the singer-songwriter admits there were times when she thought working in medicine might be her only chance.

She said: "There was a point at university where I was leaning towards a career in medicine, mainly because I didn't see a way into the music industry. I was losing hope, but it was never an actual, complete decision."

:: Emeli Sande releases her debut album Our Version Of Events on February 13.

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