In recent years the super busy Brian May has suffered a number of health problems. Back in 2013, the Queen guitarist underwent knee replacement surgery, while just a year ago he had a “snip” made to his calf muscle. He wrote on Instagram at the time: “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 !).”
But after touring through Asia and Oceania in the early months of 2020, May found himself back in hospital after tearing his Gluteus Maximus during a spot of gardening.
The tenacious 73-year-old shared his struggles with the pain on his social media accounts, while also bravely opening up on having had a heart attack.
But now after spending most of the year in lockdown, May is well on his way to recovery, telling Express.co.uk he exercises for at least 90 minutes a day.
May also shared details of his knee troubles during Queen and Adam Lambert tours.
May added: “It’s given me my life back. I’m also grateful because it happened in this pandemic year and I’m able to take the time off to recover and devote my energies to regaining health.”
While on his new fitness regime, which he says is like a religion to him, the star said: “I’m absolutely devoted to my physio every day of my life and building up the strength in my heart muscle and the rest of my body as well. It’s actually a pretty good story on the whole.”
When asked about Queen and Adam Lambert’s new 2021 tour dates, the guitarist admitted it’s “very unclear” how they will go ahead.
Nevertheless, the 73-year-old is focusing on his fitness for now and making sure he’s in peak shape for the upcoming concerts.