A music student fears her chances of achieving her dream of becoming an opera singer could be ruined without surgery to reduce the size of her breasts.
Maddie Boreham, 22, says she is in agony because of back pain, which is making it increasingly difficult to stand upright and sing.
The 5ft 8in singer is crowdfunding via the internet to raise the £7,000 she needs for surgery to reduce the size of her 34KK breasts.
Describing the impact on her performance, she said: ‘As an opera singer, you have to hold yourself in a certain way when you sing.
Maddie Boreham, 22, of Kettering, Northamptonshire, is crowdfunding via the internet to raise the £7,000 she needs for surgery to reduce the size of her 34KK breasts
‘We were rehearsing for a concert one day recently, doing a chorus piece. By the end of the day, I could barely stand any more because of the pressure my boobs were putting on my back. Rehearsals are agony for me now.’
Miss Boreham, of Kettering, Northamptonshire, is due to graduate from the Royal College of Music in Kensington, west London, next June.
She added: ‘The pain I’m experiencing because of my breasts is getting worse and I’m struggling to stand up straight to sing for long periods of time.
Miss Boreham is due to graduate from the Royal College of Music (pictured) in Kensington, west London, next June
‘I’ve been working for years to become an opera singer, but I’m at a point now where if I don’t get this surgery then I’m not going to be able to carry on.’
She fears that she will face a long wait to have the surgery on the NHS, adding: ‘It doesn’t feel right to put added work on the NHS right now.’
Ideally she wants to reduce her cup size to a C or D.
To donate to Miss Boreham’s appeal, visit uk.gofundme.com/f/maddiesnewchest
Source: Daily Mail UK