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Adam Lambert Gives Update on Queen's Guitarist, Brian May's Recovery Following a Heart Attack

Odette Odendaal
Oct 02, 2020
08:27 A.M.
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Queen + Lambert had several health-related setbacks this year, the most significant being lead guitarist Brian May's heart attack. Since Adam Lambert recently spoke to May, he gave an update on his recovery. 


After the lead guitarist had a heart attack back in May, he referred to it as a "small" happening that occurred during a "bizarre garden accident" that left him with a hurt back. 

However, there is nothing small about having a heart attack, and while recovery is taking a while, Adam Lambert happily reported that Brian May is doing better.

Brian May and Adam Lambert perform onstage during the 91st Annual Academy Awards on February 24, 2019, in Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images.



Lambert is well acquainted with the toll their lifestyle can take on their health, even if they live as healthily as possible. The singer started touring with the remaining Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor in 2011, and it's a life he previously said requires high amounts of energy to sustain.


While he enjoys touring, Lambert said that it could take as much energy as it gives, and taking time off in between to recharge batteries is essential, and added:

"Every time I am done with the tour and I come home, I almost always get a cold and am really tired because your body [shuts down]."



Even though May described his "small" heart attack as 40 minutes of sweating and tightness in his chest, Lambert is grateful that it happened while they had to take a break from touring due to social distancing regulations brought on by the novel coronavirus pandemic and said:

"Who knows if we would have been on the road. That would have been very difficult, and I know that he got the medical attention that he needs and is fit as a fiddle."

Thankfully, Lambert said during the interview with ET that May is recovering, and the cancellation of their tour even inspired a new album. The last few months had been hard on May, who previously shared that he had to crawl around on all fours to anywhere before matters improved.



They would have been on tour now, had it not been for the pandemic, and in light of what's been going on in the world instead, they came up with a new album called "Live Around the World."

Over the last seven years, Queen + Lambert accumulated archived audio and video, which they used to put together their upcoming album as a way to thank their fans for their support.

A few months before the novel coronavirus put an end to their touring, Adam Lambert's romance with the Spanish model Javi Costa Polo also ended.

Lambert is open to new love, and his relationship with Polo ended up being considerably shorter than his two-year romance with the Finnish television personality, Sauli Koskinen.


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