Cruise ship singer tells of Costa Concordia trauma

Costa Concordia singer Amelia Leon, from London, has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. Credit: PA

A British singer who was working on the Costa Concordia cruise ship when it hit rocks last January said she is still traumatised, one year on from the disaster that saw 32 people lose their lives.

Amelia Leon, 23, from Brockley, south London, said she suffers migraines and panic attacks and thinks "every day" of the tragedy. She has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and doubts whether she will ever be able to work on a cruise ship again.

She said: "I don't think I'll ever be able to sing on a cruise ship again because I'm too scared to get on a boat - not because I think it will sink, because I know that is unlikely, but because I don't want to be reminded of what happened. I just don't want to feel trapped again."