Brian May admitted he felt dead and attended his own funeral discussing the consequences of his heart attack.
The 72-year-old Queen’s guitarist returned to social media on Tuesday to thank the fans for their support and good wishes as he compared the messages to funeral tributes.
Admitting that he is “fighting against things” as he continues to recover from his heart attack and unrelated muscle injuries, the rocker admitted that he felt “overwhelmed”.
Candidate: Brian May admitted he felt like he died and attended his own funeral discussing the aftermath of his heart attack
Brian said in an Instagram video: “I am overwhelmed and really, more than touched by the torrent of love and support that comes to me after all the media coverage, I really did not expect all this.
“As you can see, I’m fine … my mailbox and everything else is full of incredible messages, I can never thank you all individually, so let me at least thank you all here.
“It will seem really strange, but I feel like I am dead and yet I was able to come to the funeral and see all the tributes. “
Recovery: The Queen’s guitarist was recovering from a torn muscle and a trapped nerve from a gardening injury when he suffered a heart attack while he was recovering.
Brian continued, “I often think that at funerals all of these people come to say these wonderful things about the person who left, but he or she cannot hear them.
I’m lucky, I have to hear it – so my life is over. Yeah, I’m sorry if it sounds weird, but I can’t compare it to anything. ‘
The musician then declared that he was “relaxing and doing physiotherapy” as he recovered, concluding: “But thank you thank you thank you, that’s all I can say, for the fantastic amount of love that you gave me. It is really appreciated, I will never forget it. ”
Shocking: the video comes after Brian was shocked on Monday that he was rushed to hospital after a heart attack
The video comes after Brian made the shock admission on Monday that he was rushed to hospital after a heart attack.
The guitarist was recovering from a torn muscle and a pinched nerve from a gardening injury when he suffered a heart attack while he was recovering.
The rocker released a Instagram video in which he explains the shocking series of events that led to his hospitalization.
Brian, who has now fully recovered, started the clip with declaring, “I told you I had a torn muscle and that was how I was diagnosed and we thought it was like a weird gardening accident … I kind of forgot anything or to do with the ass that people find fun … but anyway, it turned out that it was not really the case.
He then revealed that after being diagnosed with a tear in his gluteus maximus, he was confused that a week later he was still in pain.
He explained, “I mean real agony. I wanted to jump at times. I couldn’t believe the pain. And people say “it’s not like a torn muscle,” so I finally got another MRI.
Hospitalized: 72-year-old rocker released an Instagram video on Monday explaining the shocking series of events that led to his hospitalization
The results showed that Brian had a compressed sciatic nerve, which he said “felt like someone had put a screwdriver on my back all the time.” It was excruciating … “
However, while receiving treatment for his stuck nerve and torn muscle, Brian suffered another medical emergency.
He explained, “So it’s a side of the story, and I’m much better now. I am free from this terrible pain that really destroys your mind …
“But the rest of the story is a little more bizarre. I was shocked, I thought I was a healthy guy. Everyone says that I have good blood pressure and I am in good shape, I ride a bike, I eat good food.
“I had – in the middle of the whole saga of the painful back – I had a little heart attack. I say small, it wasn’t something that hurt me. It was about 40 minutes of chest pain and tightness. It’s that feeling in the arms and sweating.
“And you sort of know, you’ve heard things and you think” it’s a heart attack. ” In short, my wonderful doctor took me to the hospital himself and I had an angiography [an X-ray used to examine blood vessels.] “
Candidate: Brian detailed his shock saga in a long Instagram video shared on Monday
Brian then revealed that doctors had discovered that he had three congested arteries and that he could block the blood supply to his heart.
Doctors suggested that he have open heart surgery, but Brian opted for the alternative of placing three stents in his heart.
Still recovering from his torn muscles and nervous pains made the operation worse, however, with Brian saying he “ripped his tubes out” at the hospital after being left in such agony.
After the operation, Brian is recovering well, revealing that he does not feel any pain from the surgery, saying, “I went out with a very strong heart now. So I think I’m in good shape for a while … And if I’m not, I’ll have another angiogram.
He continued, “Anyway, I didn’t die, I went out, and I would have been full of beans without the leg.
“I just got to the point where the leg is livable.”
Shocking: Brian then revealed that the doctors discovered that he had three congested arteries and that he could block the blood supply to his heart.
Brian then encouraged his disciples to take care of their hearts and have them checked out as their “fall years” approached.
He concluded: “I am very grateful that I now have a life to lead again. I was very close to death because of this, but the pain I had felt came from something very different. It’s funny how these things work.
“But I’m fine. I am here. And I’m ready to rock. Please don’t send me sympathy, because I’m fine. God protects you.’
Brian then said he believed anyone over the age of 60 should have an angiogram to warn them of the risks of a heart attack, noting that he “had no idea” that he was in danger.
Couple: Brian, who is married to former EastEnders star Anita Dobson, 71, had previously said that the nervous pain from his gardening injury had “paralyzed my brain”.
Along with the video, Brian wrote, “My medical adventures!
‘Hmm… A pure heart attack eh? Well, I think I was always a little worried about the title of this album. I was wondering if it would upset some people who had actually had a heart attack.
“I’m actually quite relieved now that I’m in this club – and I don’t find it at all disturbing!” To take. care people.
WHAT IS A HEART ATTACK?
Figures suggest that there are 200,000 hospital visits due to heart attacks in the UK each year, compared to about 800,000 per year in the United States.
A heart attack, known medically as myocardial infarction, occurs when the blood supply to the heart is suddenly blocked.
Symptoms include chest pain, shortness of breath, and a feeling of weakness and anxiety.
Heart attacks are usually caused by coronary heart disease, which can be caused by smoking, high blood pressure and diabetes.
Treatment is usually medication to dissolve clots or surgery to remove the blockage.
Reduce your risk by not smoking, exercising regularly and drinking in moderation.
Heart attacks are different from cardiac arrest, which occurs when the heart suddenly stops pumping blood into the body, usually due to a problem with electrical signals in the organ.
Source: NHS Choices
He continued: ‘And… why were these discs in my spine so crushed? Well, I think 50 years of running with a guitar strap on my left shoulder holding a heavy guitar might have something to do with it! But it was probably worth it! (sic)
Brian, who is married to former EastEnders star Anita Dobson, 71, had previously said that the nervous pain from his gardening injury had “paralyzed my brain”. He said, “I felt it was taking on my personality … I was in a nightmare world. “
Sharing a video update on Saturday, the rocker told his 2.4 million Instagram followers:
“I have great help in pain management and rehabilitation. Today I can sit and play slowly, holding on to almost painless things. It’s amazing what real pain does to you. ”
“I’ve always been a bit of a blow to my tolerance for pain levels – like not having Novocaine shots at the dentist or whatever – But that nerve pain that came into my body about three weeks ago – no, it wasn’t a glute thing after all – paralyzed my brain.
“I felt it was taking over my personality. I woke up feeling that the pain was somehow me, and I was having trouble finding my body. And I gave in and took the heavy painkillers, and in the end I was in a nightmare world.
“The only thing to do was to kick everything and get out. But I could only do it because I had obtained precious help in physiotherapy and osteopathy. I’ll tell you the whole story one day, but for now … have a good weekend. ”
Earlier this month, Brian announced on Instagram that he was in hospital sharing a selfie of himself in a surgical mask.
He wrote, “I managed to rip my maximus glutes to shreds in an overly enthusiastic gardening moment.
“So all of a sudden I find myself in a hospital being scanned to find out exactly how much damage I got.
“It turns out that I did a thorough job – a few days ago – and I won’t be able to walk for a while … or sleep without a lot of help, because the pain is relentless. “
The muscle, the largest in the body, controls movement of the hip and thigh.
Brian told fans that he had to “darken” to get “complete rest” and asked for “healing of the silence” rather than “sympathy”.
Legendary: Brian May is best known as the guitarist for the rock group Queen