- 08 May 20
The Queen guitarist says he won't be able to walk for a while and is suffering from relentless pain.
Brian May has been hospitalised after tearing his buttock muscles in a gardening injury. The Queen guitarist discussed his injury in an Instagram post, explaining that "the pain is relentless" and the injury is serious enough to render him unable to walk for a while.
“I managed to rip my gluteus maximus to shreds in a moment of overenthusiastic gardening. So suddenly I find myself in a hospital getting scanned to find out exactly how much I’ve actually damaged myself. Turns out I did a thorough job – this is a couple of days ago – and I won’t be able to walk for a while … or sleep, without a lot of assistance, because the pain is relentless.”
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Reality check ! For me. No - the Virus didn’t get me yet - thank God. Hope you’re all keeping extra-safe out there. A decision to relax controls doesn’t suddenly make the danger go away. But me ?? Yes, I’ve been quiet. Reason ? As well as getting over-stretched and harassed by too many demands ... I managed to rip my Gluteus Maximus to shreds in a moment of over-enthusiastic gardening. So suddenly I find myself in a hospital getting scanned to find out exactly how much I’ve actually damaged myself. Turns out I did a thorough job - this is a couple of days ago - and I won’t be able to walk for a while ... or sleep, without a lot of assistance, because the pain is relentless. So, folks ... I need to go dark for a while, getting some complete rest, at home. Please, please don’t send me sympathy - I just need some healing silence for a while. I’ll be back - but I need the complete break. OK ? Thanks. Take care out there. Bri
An enthusiastic Instagrammer, May said that he would "go dark for a while" to get some rest as he recovers, however he has still taken to the platform to post content criticising Boris Johnson's handling of the COVID-19 crisis, along with environmental and social issues including aninal welfare, pollution and "gross inequality".
A vocal vegan, May also previously attributed the spread of the coronavirus to people eating animals in an NME interview last month.
"This country went into this crisis with a National Health [Service] that had been severely crippled by successive policies of successive governments, your predecessors, underequipped, underfunded, and we sent those doctors and nurses into battle without proper protection, which I think is a scandal that we forever must be ashamed of", he said in the 5-minute video.
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No MicroConcert tonight - just a micro-rant. Not very coherent, I’m sure - I’m tired and in pain - but an attempt to say - before it’s too late - “Wake up Britain” - and “Rise to the occasion, Boris”. The world we had before this CoronaVirus was not good enough. We need a radical rethink. If you agree ... DO something about it !!! Make your voice heard !!! Time to #RethinkBritain - Bri