A BBC presenter has shared how she accidentally gave birth to the sound of ‘Firestarter’ by The Prodigy.
Fiona Mills, a presenter on BBC Radio Humberside, shared the memory in a now-viral Twitter thread yesterday.
Her story follows the tragic news that Keith Flint, the 90s band’s front man, was yesterday found dead at his home in Essex after reportedly taking his own life.
Taking to social media after hearing the news, the mum-of-three shared how her husband accidentally brought a tape from The Prodigy to the birth of her eldest son.
So sad about Keith Flint. I gave birth to my eldest son accompanied by ‘firestarter’ playing away because my husband had in a mad panic, picked up the wrong tape. And instead of giving birth to Enya and ocean sounds it was The Prodigy. I don’t regret it either.
— Fiona Mills (@Fionamills1) March 4, 2019
While the electronic rave anthem might not be seen as a typical song for bringing a child into the world, Mills says she doesn’t regret her choice.
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And it would seem she isn’t the only mother to associate ‘Firestarter’ with pregnancy and raising a child, as Twitter users weighed in.
I have a similar story. If a day ever went by where I hadn’t moved in the womb, instead of panicking my Mam would play Firestarter and sure enough, I’d start kicking (in her head dancing) and she knew I was ok lmao https://t.co/8lyHCy1mNA
— Charlotte ✨ (@charlottes0phia) March 4, 2019
This completely stopped me in my scrolling tracks, because ME TOO!! Only in my case I was off my t*ts on entonox and 100% believed Firestarter was being piped through the maternity unit sound system as my eldest daughter was born, and it only struck me as mildly odd 🤯😆
— NikkiB (@egroegwod) March 4, 2019
Prodigy used to be only thing that would get our baby to sleep for a while.
— Rangoon Documentary (@Rangoon_Film) March 5, 2019
Others have thanked Mills for sharing the memory, which honoured the late musician, Flint.
— rajanshandil (@rajanshandil) March 4, 2019
What a great story. I’m sure Keith would have approved.
— JenJ (@JenJosie2910) March 4, 2019