Queen's Brian May reveals he was rushed to hospital after suffering heart attack

music news 26/05/2020

Queen's very own Brian May has revealed to fans some rather scary news - that he has recently suffered a heart attack and is currently recovering from surgery.

While he was recovering from a ripped muscle her injured while gardening, 72-year-old Brian's heart attack occured.

He released a detailed video on his Instagram page detailing the bizarre chain of events that led to his hospitalisation.

Speaking to his fans, he started the clip by saying: "I told you I had a ripped muscle and that was the way I was diagnosed and we thought it was like a bizarre gardening accident... I kind of forgot anything to do with the bum people find amusing... but anyway, it turned out to be not really the case."

He went on to say that while he was diagnosed with a rip in his gluteus maximus, he couldn't understand why after a week he was still in so much pain.

"I mean real agony," Brain said. "I wanted to jump at some points. I could not believe the pain. And people are saying 'that's not like a ripped muscle', so eventually I had another MRI."

"The scan showed he had a compressed sciatic nerve which "felt like someone had been putting a screwdriver in my back the entire time. It was excruciating...."

While recovering from his nerve and muscle damage, Brian then suffered another medical problem.

"So that's one side of the story, and I'm a lot better now. I'm free of that terrible pain that actually destroys your mind..." he said.

"But the rest of the story is a little more bizarre. I was shocked, I thought I was a healthy guy. Everyone says I've got a great blood pressure and I keep fit, I bike, good diet. "

"I had - in the middle of the whole saga of the painful backside - I had a small heart attack. I say small, it's not something that did me any harm. It was about 40 minutes of pain in the chest and tightness. It's that feeling in the arms and sweating. "

"And you kind of know, you've heard things and you think "this is a heart attack". To cut a long story short, my wonderful doctor drove me to the hospital himself and I had an angiogram'."

"The results were that the guitarist had three arteries that were "congested and in danger of blocking the blood to my heart."

Despite feeling pressure to have open heart surgery, Brian opted to have three stents put in and felt immediately better when he came round.

"I couldn't feel they had been in here. I couldn't feel anything and I still can't, it's been amazing."