Miley Cyrus cut her uvula!

miley-cyrus-uvulaMiley Cyrus, the 16-year-old Hannah Montana star cut her uvula! Urghhh!

She explained it in her YouTube video.

“The reason I sound like this is because I cut my uvula. The way the nurse explained it to me is, you know that cartoon when that really obnoxious baby screams and you see that waggling thing around in their mouth? That’s a uvula. So I cut my uvula today on a piece of chicken. I put too much dressing on it and it got slippery and it got caught and it cut my uvula.”

What is UVULA?

The uvula is the conic projection from the posterior edge of the middle of the soft palate, composed of connective tissue containing a number of racemose glands, and some muscular fibers (musculus uvulae). It is frequently confused with the epiglottis and the tonsils. (source)

The uvula plays a key role in the articulation of the sound of the human voice to form the sounds of speech.

Poor Miley!