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Get Well Soon to Brian May's Backside

By Kayleigh Donaldson | Celebrity | May 8, 2020 |

By Kayleigh Donaldson | Celebrity | May 8, 2020 |


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Many prominent celebrities have been hospitalized lately or kept at home with illness due to the coronavirus pandemic. Brian May of Queen fame, however, faced an injury of a more vigorous nature. Writing on his Instagram page, May admitted to ripping his ‘gluteus maximus to shreds in a moment of overenthusiastic gardening.’


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Reality check ! For me. No - the Virus didn’t get me yet - thank God. Hope you’re all keeping extra-safe out there. A decision to relax controls doesn’t suddenly make the danger go away. But me ?? Yes, I’ve been quiet. Reason ? As well as getting over-stretched and harassed by too many demands … I managed to rip my Gluteus Maximus to shreds in a moment of over-enthusiastic gardening. So suddenly I find myself in a hospital getting scanned to find out exactly how much I’ve actually damaged myself. Turns out I did a thorough job - this is a couple of days ago - and I won’t be able to walk for a while … or sleep, without a lot of assistance, because the pain is relentless. So, folks … I need to go dark for a while, getting some complete rest, at home. Please, please don’t send me sympathy - I just need some healing silence for a while. I’ll be back - but I need the complete break. OK ? Thanks. Take care out there. Bri

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Yes, that’s right, my friends: Brian May tore his a**. The headlines just write themselves. It’s a kind of butt magic. His butt wants to break free. His butt is experiencing the seven seas of pain. His ar*e was under pressure! Even his a** had to protest about the offensive awfulness of Bohemian Rhapsody somehow!

Shockingly, May didn’t use this as an opportunity to remind us that he’s an astrophysicist or that he was the real hero of Queen, not that hard-partying dilettante Freddie. How restrained of him.




Kayleigh is a features writer for Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter or listen to her podcast, The Hollywood Read.



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