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In a bit of bittersweet news, legendary Queen guitarist and astrophysicist Brian May had to go to the hospital. The sweet part is that the iconic 72-year old does not have coronavirus. The bitter part is that he tore his Gluteus Maximus while gardening.
You read that correctly. In what could be a plot point for Queen not performing in a Wayne’s World sketch, Brian May tore his butt while gardening.
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Instead of addressing Bohemian Rhapsody sequels or virtually performing the hit “We Are The Champions” with Roger Taylor and Adam Lambert, May took to Instagram on May 7 to talk about his butt.
Many fans most likely felt quite a shock when the Queen guitarist posted a selfie of him wearing a surgical mask with a hospital attendant pushing him in a wheelchair. He squashed the coronavirus thoughts quickly in his caption. But, also revealed the rather embarrassing news of tearing is glute in “a moment of over-enthusiastic gardening.” He says he’s taking a bit of a break and “don’t send [him] sympathy.”
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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
Cheer Brian May! Hang in there and we hope you feel better soon.
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