Picture: Leonard Cohen 2010 Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards - Arrivals at the Marriott Marquis Hotel New York City, USA - 17.06.10
Veteran singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen is baffled by the change in his voice since he quit smoking - it's got deeper.
The Hallelujah hitmaker quit cigarettes after years of heavy tobacco-puffing, and he assumed his vocals would become higher and clearer as a result.
But abstaining from smoking has had the opposite effect, and Cohen has discovered his voice is now deeper than ever.
He tells the Daily Express, "It's what happens when you give up cigarettes, contrary to public opinion. I thought my voice would rise to soprano. It's not going in that direction."