Brian May from Queen Reveals He Recently Underwent Leg Surgery for a Problem with His Heel
72-year-old Musician and lead guitarist of the rock band, "Queen," Brian May revealed that he underwent a surgical operation on his leg via a post on his Instagram page.
"Queen" guitarist Brian May, 72, gave his fans an update on the leg surgery he recently underwent. Sharing a photo of himself lying on his hospital bed, giving a thumbs-up, Brian added a caption that narrated his experience during and after surgery.
In the caption to the post, Brian said he was done, and that after a snip to his calf muscle, he was feeling good. The guitarist explained the theory behind the snip, saying that it would release the excess tension in his Achilles' tendon and get him out of a painful heel situation.
Brian concluded by saying that he would take things easy just a bit for a while but would recover fully before "Queen" gets back on tour in January. He concluded by thanking his fans for their good wishes, adding that there was no cause for alarm.
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I’m done ! After a snip to my calf muscle, I’m feeling good ! The theory is that it will release the excess tension in my Achilles’ tendon and get me out of a painful heel situation I’ve been in for many months. I had the problem all through our last tour of the USA - and although adrenaline got me through, my running around was severely curtailed, and there were a couple of nights when I really couldn’t move at all around the stage (nobody noticed, it seems ! 😏). So now I’ll be taking it easy just a bit for a while, but full recovery should be just in time for getting back out on tour in January - hopefully with a good pair of heels ! THANKS for your good wishes, folks. No cause for alarm. Bri
Brian May also made another post, in which he thanked his fans for their kind messages. In the post, the guitarist shared a video of himself exercising his legs at home. In the caption, Brian said he was doing fine and was home and ready for a relatively relaxing day.
He gave details about his bandage, and anti-clot sock, which would come off that night. The musician also added that he could walk, but that the stairs were a bit challenging.
The surgery on Brian's leg comes weeks before his band's tour of Korea and Japan in January. "Queen" would also be performing in New Zealand, Australia, and Europe in May.
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Thanks for your kind messages folks. I’m doing fine this morning - a little sore but home and ready for a relatively relaxing day. As you can see, everything still works ! Still got my Sympathy Bandage and my anti-clot sock on - but they come off tonight. There’s a small band-aid underneath covering a very small incision. I actually CAN walk, but stairs are a bit of a challenge !! Onwards ! Have a good day folks ! Bri
The band comprises of Brian May, 70-year-old Roger Taylor, and 37-year-old Adam Lambert, winner of the 2007 American Idol.
Brian May, apart from being a musician, is also a professor of Astrophysics having completed his studies in 2007, and bagged his Ph.D. degree in the course.
The legend had abandoned his studies for thirty years, to focus on his music, but returned to school in 2007, to achieve the remarkable feat.