Yesterday, Queen guitarist Brian May shared a snap of himself in hospital, revealing he had had an operation ahead of his 2020 tour with Roger Taylor and Adam Lambert. The 72-year-old, who had his thumbs up from his bed on his Instagram photo wrote: “I’m done ! After a snip to my calf muscle, I’m feeling good!”
May continued: “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.”
May added: “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.”
Queen and Adam Lambert have five nights at London’s O2 from June 2 to 9.
Before the trio play Manchester Arena twice on June 11 and 12.
What other plans there are for Queen’s 50th anniversary remains to be seen.
But no doubt there will be plenty of tributes made to the late, great Freddie Mercury.