On his official Instagram account, Brian May has shared a new update about his recent health condition and confirmed that he had a heart attack and hospitalized for that reason.
A week ago, the rock community was shocked and saddened after the news that Brian May hospitalized after tearing buttocks while gardening. Today, Brian revealed a video in which he is telling the truth about it.
In the caption area of the Instagram post, Brian mentioned Queen’s legendary album ‘Sheer Heart Attack’ and said that he is one of the people who faced a heart attack now.
Here’s what he wrote:
“Sheer Heart Attack eh? Well, I think I always worried a little bit about that album title. I wondered if it might upset some people who had actually had heart attacks. I’m actually quite relieved now that I’m in that club – and I don’t find it upsetting at all! Take. care folks.”
In the video, he also revealed the experience he had in the hospital and said:
“I told you that I had a ripped muscle, as that’s what I was diagnosed, and we thought it was like a bizarre gardening accident. I didn’t realise that was amusing really and I kind of forgot that anything to do with the bum people find amusing, so I got a bit p****d off with all-time ‘Brian May gets a pain in the bum’ kind of stuff.
But anyway, it turned out to be not really the case. I did an MRI and yes I did have a rip in my gluteus maximus, and it’s so easy to make a connection, rip there that must be the cause of the pain.”
He continued and gave more details about the process:
“No other tests were done. Now a week later I’m still in agony, real agony, I could not believe the pain, and people were saying ‘That’s not like a ripped muscle, you wouldn’t have that amount of pain’.
So I had another MRI, this time in the lower spine and sure enough, it was discovered that I had a compressed sciatic nerve, quite severely compressed, and that’s why I had this feeling like someone was putting a screwdriver in my back all the time, it was excruciating.
So finally we started treating the thing for what it was, I’d been putting the ice packs in the wrong place for about 10 days or whatever.”
You can watch the entire statement on Instagram.