QUEEN guitarist Brian May says that he “can’t walk or sleep” after ripping his gluteus maximus muscle during a session of “over-enthusiastic gardening.”
He issued the following health update via Instagram post, saying: “Reality check ! For me. No – the Virus didn’t get me yet – thank God. Hope you’re all keeping extra-safe out there. A decision to relax controls doesn’t suddenly make the danger go away.
“But me ?? Yes, I’ve been quiet. Reason ?
“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. 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.
“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.”