Brian May has suffered from a heart attack earlier this year and is still on the mend today, saying this recovery has been a 'long climb back." He's since had some complications like a stomach explosion that nearly killed him due to some maintenance drugs he was on.
The heart attack was a symbol of an arterial disease, but I don’t drink, I don’t smoke, I don’t have high cholesterol and I was exercising through the tour, so why did it happen? At least I now have a heart that is working far better than it was.
His heart attack was 40 minutes of chest pain, tightness, sweating and the feeling of discomfort in the arms. Upon going to the hospital, it was discovered that he had three congested arteries. In his more recent statements, Brian May said:
I'm incredibly grateful that I now have a life to lead again. I was actually very near death because of this, but the pain that I had was from something completely different, it's funny how things work.