Brian May Hospitalised After Ripping Glutes 'To Shreds' While Gardening
Brian May was hospitalised after he ripped his glutes 'to shred' during a bit over-zealous gardening and is now recovering at home.
The 72-year-old Queen guitarist shared an update on his Instagram account where he relived the painful experience.
May wrote: "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." Ouch.
He went on to tell fans he will be going home to get some 'complete rest' and that he doesn't need sympathy just 'some healing silence' before announcing he'd be taking a 'complete break' for a while. Despite saying he'd be taking a break, May has since made several more posts.
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May is a keen social media user, and often shares videos with his 2.4 million followers. Earlier this year, he questioned whether he would ever give live performances again, following the coronavirus outbreak and admitted to feeling 'anger' over the situation.
In a post he wrote that he was 'wondering whether he will ever do that thing on stage again'.
Adding: "So my plan as a world citizen is to put out as much positive stuff as I can.
"Yes, I've had my moments of anger and blame - but really now we are all gonna act according to what we believe. I'm self-isolating with my missus as best we can. And I have to believe that SOME good things will come out of all this."
The band, who now tour with Adam Lambert as front man, were recently forced to cancel a tour planned for later this month due to the coronavirus.
Here's hoping those glutes make a speedy recovery and he's feeling better soon.
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