Why I Left Medical School in My Final Year - Peruzzi

Nigerian singer Peruzzi has recently opened up about his decision to drop out of medical school during his final year. During an interview on the Zero Conditions Podcast, he candidly shared the mental exhaustion he experienced while pursuing a degree in Medicine and Surgery in Ukraine. Peruzzi emphasized that he reached a point where he felt completely drained and unable to continue, expressing his desire to pursue his true passion—music.

In his own words, Peruzzi recounted, "I got tired for real, for real. I never felt like that in my life. I was done, like everything about me, in my head I was done with medicine. And that was when I was about to start my final year so it was a lot. I had written my first MD already at the time. It wasn't about how long I had left at the time; it was about me not wanting to do anything again. I didn't want to do it anymore."

Having studied at the Odessa National University in Ukraine up to his fifth year, the challenges of medical school became overwhelming for Peruzzi, prompting his return to Nigeria. He confided in his mother about his struggles and his desire to leave, and she set one condition for his return.

"I really got tired; my entire being was tired, so I left on the first of January, and I didn't even have my passport; I had lost it. So I went to the embassy, and they gave me a travel letter because I needed to leave urgently. When I got back, the only person I told was my mum. I was able to explain how bad I was feeling, and she said I should make sure to come back with my school result and everything from the first year to show that I was in school, so I did."

Upon his return to Nigeria, Peruzzi chose not to disclose the reason for leaving school to his father, and his mother had kept it a secret as well. He shared that members of his father's church began speculating that he had dropped out because he was home during a non-holiday period.

Despite his departure from medical school, Peruzzi expressed no regrets about his decision, reinforcing his commitment to pursuing his passion for music.

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