Queen Guitarist Brian May Hospitalized After Gardening Accident: ‘The Pain is Relentless’

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Queen guitarist Brian May decided to spend some of his unexpected time off during this coronavirus quarantine by doing some gardening. But then, things went very wrong.

“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,” May said in an Instagram post on Wednesday (May 6) alongside a pic he had taken a few days earlier. “So suddenly I find myself in a hospital getting scanned to find out exactly how much I’ve actually damaged myself.”

He continued, “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.”

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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

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And while this injury may truly a pain in the butt for May, chances are that it won’t hold him down very long when it comes to finding ways he can use music to help those who are dealing with this cruel pandemic all across the world.

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For example, according to People magazine, May joined with his Queen bandmates to record a new version of the group’s massive hit “We Are the Champions” alongside singer Adam Lambert in order to raise money for the health care workers working to care for all of those who are dealing with the coronavirus via the World Health Organization.

“Queen’s music is super iconic — it’s anthemic, it always includes the audience, it’s a participation-based song — and we knew that people needed a bit of light and love and some encouragement in these scary and uncertain times,” Lambert told People magazine. “We figured it would be a really beautiful thing to do this.”

We’re wishing May a speedy recovery.