Experience: I woke up from a coma speaking French
I was in an induced coma for three weeks in the neurological unit attached to Haywards Heath hospital. … When I started coming round I was moved to my local hospital. The strangest thing was that the first words I spoke were French. A friend asked the nurses whether he should speak to me in French; they thought it was a good idea, to encourage communication. So he would ask me a question in French, and I would reply in fluent French.