Brian May recovering from leg surgery

News 04/12/2019

Queen guitarist, Brian May, has shared on social media that he had recently undergone a succesful surgery on his leg.

The 72-year-old legend had explained that he was experiencing pain in his Achilles tendon for quite some time.

“I’m done! After a snip to my calf muscle, I’m feeling good,” May wrote on Instagram. "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 U.S.A. -- 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!)."

May also updated the message later to thank fans for their heartfelt messages and support.

"Thanks for your kind messages, folks. I'm doing fine this morning,” he tells fans. "A little sore but home and ready for a relatively relaxing day. … 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!"

The guitarist explained that he'll be "taking it easy" for a few weeks before their band, Queen + Adam Lambert continue their Rhapsody tour. They'll be performing three shows in New Zealand this coming February 2020. See the full details here.