Brian May undergoes leg operation
- Bang Showbiz
- 3 December 2019
Queen guitarist Brian May has undergone an operation to his calf muscle to ease pain in his Achilles' tendon which will help him have more mobility on stage
Brian May has undergone an operation to his leg.
The 72-year-old guitarist had surgery, which he has described as a "snip", to his calf muscle on Monday (02.12.19) in a bid to help ease a "painful heel situation" he has been suffering with when on tour.
Brian hopes to be back to full fitness ahead of Queen + Adam Lambert's 'Rhapsody Tour' which is scheduled for 2020.
Sharing a snap of himself giving the thumbs up from his hospital bed on his Instagram account, he wrote: "I'm done ! After a snip to my calf muscle, I'm feeling good ! 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 USA – 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 !). So now I'll be taking it easy just a bit for a while, but full recovery should be just in time for getting back out on tour in January – hopefully with a good pair of heels ! THANKS for your good wishes, folks. No cause for alarm. Bri (sic)"
The 'We Will Rock You' hitmaker made a second post thanking all of his fans for their get well soon messages.
He said: "Thanks for your kind messages folks. I'm doing fine this morning – a little sore but home and ready for a relatively relaxing day. As you can see, everything still works ! 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 ! Have a good day folks ! Bri (sic)"