Queen legend Brian May celebrated his 73rd birthday over the weekend and shared an emotional thanks with fans on his Instagram account. The guitarist posted a picture of himself holding a birthday balloon, while posing with his wife Anita Dobson. The rock star wrote: “Birthday dinner for me – created by Anita – we dressed up to stay home !”
May continued: “THANKS dear folks for all your wonderful messages for my birthday.
“I’m completely overwhelmed with your kindness.
“I’ve seen your amazing videos, guys – and got very emotional. Thanks for the love.
“I’m – in the words of Cottonwood de Tucson – Happy, Grateful and Blessed. Cheers from Birthday Boy Bri (37 today).”
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The 73-year-old also gave an update on his recent health problems.
May wrote: “I haven’t been in a very fit state to post on Instagram recently.
“I had some set-backs – but hopefully soon I’ll be able to be social again.
“And I’ll explain my further adventures.”
Brian May has been struggling with health problems this year
May suffered a minor heart attack earlier this year and on another occasion ripped his gluteus maximus while gardening.
Before the coronavirus pandemic, Queen and Adam Lambert were supposed to be on the UK and European leg of their Rhapsody Tour this summer.
The dates have now been postponed to 2021, when Queen celebrate the 50th anniversary of their final line-up in Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon.
Last month, Express.co.uk spoke to Taylor who revealed that a Queen and Adam Lambert live album was in the works.
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The 70-year-old said of Queen’s 50th anniversary plans: “That’s a good question actually.
“I think we do but I can’t quite remember what it is!
“What we are thinking about is releasing a live album.
“We had a big thing on YouTube the other night and it went down very well.”
Taylor was referring to Queen and Adam Lambert’s Tour Watch Party, which streamed on their official YouTube channel for 24 hours the weekend before.
The Queen drummer continued: “So we thought, well, maybe there’s a live album of highlights of concerts that we’ve done over the last eight years with Adam Lambert.
“And I think it would make a very nice live album, so we’re really thinking about that actually. I expect there are all sorts of plans for the 50th anniversary.
“I can’t believe…50 years since we started the band, yeah just incredible. You think, ‘oh maybe we’ll be going in 18 months’ when you start, but you don’t think 50 years ahead, it’s just extraordinary.”