Queen’s guitarist Brian May revealed that he ended up in hospital after injuring his buttocks during an incident in his garden.
“I managed to rip my Gluteus Maximus to shreds in an overly enthusiastic gardening moment,” May wrote in an Instagram post on Thursday.
“So all of a sudden I find myself in a hospital that has me scanned to find out exactly how much damage I really did. “
May, generally very active on Instagram, hadn’t published anything for several days before Thursday.
He updated his subscribers to let them know that his absence was not due to a coronavirus, before saying that he had been silent due to “too many requests” as well as his recent injury.
Although May did not disclose how he was injured, he appears to have caused significant damage to his buttocks.
“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 much help, because the pain is relentless,” he wrote. adding that he would be out of social media for a while to rest.
“Please, please don’t send me sympathy – I just need a little healing silence for a while,” he said, before saying goodbye. to his fans and tell them to “be careful there”.
May’s representatives declined to provide further details when contacted by CNN.
Last month May released a new version of Queen’s iconic song “We Are the Champions” in support of frontline workers fighting the coronavirus.
May, Roger Taylor and singer Adam Lambert have teamed up to release “You Are The Champions”, a new version of the classic song.
All proceeds from the song will go to the Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization.
Queen and Lambert, who now sing in place of the late singer Freddie Mercury, were to be part of the European tour of their Rhapsody tour, but the current pandemic has led the musicians to postpone the dates.