Queen guitar legend Brian May has been hospitalised after ripping his, um, bottom, during a session of “over-enthusiastic gardening.”

The 72-year-old rock god posted a video of being pushed through a hospital in a wheelchair and an accompanying photo of him wearing a face mask to Instagram.

“No – the Virus didn’t get me yet – thank God,” May reassured fans.

“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.”

 

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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. Bri

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He also added that he “won’t be able to walk for a while” and “the pain is relentless.”

It also means that he’ll be going “dark” on social media while he recovers, meaning no more free guitar lessons on Instagram.

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“Please, please don’t send me sympathy,” May said.

“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.”

Despite this, May has posted a few times since.

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