Brian May Hospitalized After Tearing Butt Muscle To Shreds While Gardening

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Brian May Hospitalized After Tearing Butt Muscle To Shreds While Gardening

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Brian May was hospitalized earlier this week because he tore his butt muscles “to shreds” in “a moment of over-enthusiastic gardening.” The Queen guitarist and astrophysicist revealed the news in an Instagram post with a photo of him wearing a mask and a video of him rolling through the hospital.

“Reality check ! For me. No – the Virus didn’t get me yet – thank God. Hope you’re all keeping extra-safe out there,” he wrote. “I managed to rip my Gluteus Maximus to shreds in a moment of over-enthusiastic gardening. 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.”

He’s already back to using his Instagram for political missives, so it seems like he’s on his way to getting better.

 

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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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