Queen guitarist Brian May has landed in the hospital after a painful mishap.
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On Thursday, May noted that he was not dealing with any coronavirus symptoms. The 72-year-old revealed, “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.”
Along with a pic from the hospital, May added, “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.”
Just weeks before his injury, May was working during the COVID-19 pandemic, teaming up with Adam Lambert and Queen drummer Roger Taylor to release a new version of Queen's hit song “We Are the Champions.” All the proceeds from the single, which was retitled “You Are the Champions,” benefit the World Health Organization's COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
“Extra's” Renee Bargh recently spoke with Adam Lambert, who dished on the fundraiser, saying they had decided to change the lyric and dedicate the song "to all the frontline workers that are pointing their lives on the line and are incredibly brave to be fighting this virus.” Watch!