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Anna Calvi: 'Surgery made me a control freak'

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Oct 31, 2013 | 6:57am EDT

British singer/songwriter Anna Calvi has opened up about her childhood trauma, revealing the drastic leg surgery she endured turned her into a control freak. The star was born with both her hips dislocated, and she spent the bulk of her first three years in hospital where she had to undergo a radical operation in which her legs were broken and reset. She spent weeks in full-body plaster and a harness, and still sometimes struggles to walk, but the biggest effect it had was on her personality - the experience made her obsessed with being in control. Calvi tells Q magazine, "I had to have my legs broken and then reset and was put in a harness and then in a plaster up to my neck... It has affected me. Subconsciously I feel like I definitely have this urge to kind of create my own world where I can have complete control. Because I guess when I was a kid, all of this stuff was being done to me and I had no way of stopping it."

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