Brian May Suffered A “Stomach Explosion” Recovering From Heart Attack

Brian May Suffered A “Stomach Explosion” Recovering From Heart Attack | I Love Classic Rock Videos

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Queen guitarist Brian May is still recovering from the heart attack he suffered earlier this year. He told the Times that his recuperation has been a “long climb back”. “I’ve had complications due to the drugs I’m on, one of which was a stomach explosion that nearly killed me,” he added.

“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,” May disclosed.

About four months ago, he revealed that he had suffered from a heart attack on top of back problems. “It’s not something that did me any harm. It was about 40 minutes of pain in the chest, and tightness, and that feeling in the arms and sweating,” he said. When he went to the hospital, it was discovered that he had three congested arteries, to which May preferred having stents implanted instead of doing open-heart surgery.

“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,” he said.

In related news, Queen + Adam Lambert will be releasing Live Around The World on October 2. The project is an audio and home-video compilation from highlights during their six-year tour run, and is already previewed by “The Show Must Go On” and “I Was Born To Love You”.