In 2012, Greek pop singer Monika — who famous enough back home to be known by one name –- experienced an accident that changed her life. She was on a boat with four friends when things suddenly went wrong.
"Our boat was on fire. There was an explosion because of a gas leak," she explains. "Three people couldn't swim that well, so they stayed behind and were rescued by a sailing boat, but me and my friend, we reached the coast. ... I was swimming in the sea for seven and a half hours — and at night, with huge waves."