Brian May Updates On His Health: “Grateful To Be Alive”

Brian May Updates On His Health: “Grateful To Be Alive” | I Love Classic Rock Videos

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Queen’s Brian May updated fans on his recent health struggles that included a heart attack and a stomach hemorrhage.

In an appearance in Good Morning Britain, May said that his stomach explosion was “shocking. … That was the point where I nearly lost my life, not the heart attack, strangely enough.” He stressed out what he’d already said last month regarding the adverse effects of medicines he received after the heart attack.

“You have to be so careful with the medication that they give you,” he said. “Because it’s great for the stents, it’s great for the heart, but it’s not very good for the rest of your body, and you can really go down. It’s a tightrope.”

May added: “The worst thing that happened was the stomach hemorrhage, and I lost an awful lot of blood all at one time and just was wiped out. I couldn’t move, I couldn’t get across the floor. That was the worst point for me. But I had a bit of a bad time all-round – it sounds amusing really. A catalog of disasters.”

He shared that the heart attack he suffered five months ago was “about 40 minutes of pain in the chest and tightness, and that feeling in the arms and sweating” but did not cause him any harm. It was discovered that he had three congested arteries, but May didn’t go for open-heart surgery and had stents placed inside him instead.

May praised the doctors who performed the procedure, saying, “I had a wonderful, wonderful surgeon, and I’m so grateful to be alive. I had three stents in me, which are working just fine, and I feel good.”