Queen guitarist Brian May hospitalized for 'shredding' butt muscles from overenthusiastic gardening

The star said he is in excruiciating pain at the moment and needs to get complete bed rest

                            Queen guitarist Brian May hospitalized for 'shredding' butt muscles from overenthusiastic gardening
Brian May (Getty Images)

Queen guitarist and astrophysicist Brian May was taken to the hospital earlier this week due to an injury he suffered while gardening over-zealously.

According to a note he posted on Instagram, alongside a pic of the rock star wearing a face mask at the hospital, May tore his butt muscles "to shreds" while gardening. "Reality check! For me. No — the virus didn’t get me yet — thank God. Hope you’re all keeping extra-safe out there," he started his message. "A decision to relax controls doesn’t suddenly make the danger go away. But me?? Yes, I’ve been quiet. Reason?" before breaking the suspense with, "As well as getting over-stretched and harassed by too many demands... I managed to rip my Gluteus Maximus to shreds in a moment of over-enthusiastic gardening."

72-year-old May added that he is "getting scanned to find out exactly how much I’ve actually damaged myself". He said, "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." May concluded his message with a request to fans to give him some much-needed rest. "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," he said, before adding, "I’ll be back — but I need the complete break. OK? Thanks. Take care out there. Bri."

Fans were quick to send their love to the legendary musician and wished him a speedy recovery. One fan said, "Have a nice, relaxing break and heal up, hope you feel better soon!" and another said, "Take care Brian, the world needs you BIG TIME."

It looks like May is currently on his way to recovery as he has since been posting his politically-charged messages on Instagram, with one post asking fans to submit their thoughts on, "How can we apply what we have learned during lockdown?"

We hope to soon hear the news that May had had a full recovery.

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