The situation may seem nearly laughable, but as ABC affiliate KNXV reports, Myers suffers from a rare medical condition called Foreign Accent Syndrome (FAS) in which patients develop a foreign accent without needing to ever spend time overseas.
Getting a headache and going to bed to sleep it off is nothing out of the ordinary, but for an Arizona woman it took a weird turn when she woke up with a foreign accent.
But two years ago she went down with a crippling headache and woke up with a Cockney accent she's had ever since. Her condition is called Foreign Accent Syndrome.
"I hollered and this time came out with an Australian accent".
FAS is known to cause a person to speak with foreign intonation while still speaking their native language.
Because of a rare genetic disease, a woman woke up with different accents three times already.
Curiously, the woman, identified as Astrid L.in the journal, was able to hum well-known sounds in cadence, but it was her speech that showed discordant rhythm.
"They send in the psychiatrist at hospital and make sure you're not a loon". She now says the accent may actually be a good thing.
In May 2015, Myers was rushed to the emergency room due to severe headache that lasted for days. After that incident, Myers was diagnosed with FAS.
FAS is most often caused by damage to the brain caused by a stroke or traumatic brain injury.
FAS is extremely rare and usually appears as a effect of a stroke, brain damage, and in Meyers' case, underlying medical issues.
Myers has another condition that could also be linked to her changing accents. Symptoms of this condition range from mildly loose joints to life-threatening complications.
"Who would do this for attention?"
Michelle Myers says she's been taunted over her accent, with people saying she "sounded like a Spice Girl".
A U.S. woman woke up one morning with a British accent and has had it ever since due to a rare medical condition.
"I was Miss Black Austin Texas when I was younger, but I feel like I'm not that person anymore", she added. With such a rare condition, many people are quick to judge and label her as "crazy" or "faking" the fact that her speaking mannerisms changed so drastically after she fell asleep with a headache.
Her life has been a series of trips in and out of the hospital, and she has a well-documented condition of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.