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Brian May 'grateful to be alive' as Queen star has 'mountain to climb' after heart attack


Brian May, 73, joined Good Morning Britain hosts Adil Ray, 46, and Charlotte Hawkins, 45, to discuss his first music project since suffering from a heart attack in May. The Queen guitarist had to undergo surgery to have three stents implemented into his body instead of opting for an open-heart operation. It wasn’t long before the musician was back producing music, but speaking on the ITV news show, the guest explained he still has a “big mountain to climb” as he continues to recover from his health scare.

Asked how he was doing in light of the heart attack, the Queen legend said he had suffered from some “pretty bad complications”.

“It’s been a big mountain to climb to get up to strength again. But it’s become my new religion really,” Brian explained.

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“I just exercise, I do my cardio rehab every day and I’m getting strong. I’m very grateful. I had a wonderful surgeon.

“I’m so grateful to be alive. A few years ago that couldn’t have happened,” he added before saying he felt “good”.

Speaking about the difficulties of his recovery, the guest said he had an unfortunate reaction to the medication he was first put on.

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“It was shocking. That’s the point where I nearly lost my life – not the heart attack strangely enough,” Brian said.

“If anybody wants to talk about it, get in touch with me. You have to be so careful with the medication that they give you.

“It’s great for the stents, it’s great for the heart, it’s not very good for the rest of your body and you can really go down.”

The Queen legend explained as a result of the complications caused by the medication he suffered a stomach haemorrhage.

Taking to Twitter, those watching at home commented on how well the Queen legend looked and were pleased to see him.

One viewer wrote: ”So nice to see you back Brian looking well, you should be sir Brian may after all you are a national treasure.”

Another added: “National treasure is Brian May #GMB,” with a third fan simply adding: “Aww Brian May #GMB.”

The musician is releasing a single with Mazz Murray and rock musical theatre band Woman to raise awareness of Breast Cancer charities and they work they’re doing.

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