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Queen star Brian May, 72, hits bum note as he is sent to hospital after tearing his buttock muscle

Queen star Brian May, 72, is sent to hospital after tearing his buttock muscle ‘to shreds’ while gardening

It is not a very rock’n’roll way to come to harm. But Brian May ended up in hospital after tearing his buttock muscle ‘to shreds’ while gardening.

The Queen guitarist, 72, told fans the damage to his gluteus maximus left him in constant agony and unable to walk.

May, pictured, broke the news on Instagram yesterday with a selfie of him in a surgical mask and a video as he was wheeled through a hospital.

He wrote: ‘I managed to rip my gluteus maximus to shreds in a moment of over-enthusiastic gardening.

The Queen guitarist Brian May, 72, told fans the damage to his gluteus maximus left him in constant agony and unable to walk

‘So suddenly I find myself in a hospital getting scanned to find out exactly how much I’ve 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.’

The muscle, the largest in the body, controls hip and thigh movement.

May, who is married to former EastEnders star Anita Dobson, 71, told fans he needs to ‘go dark’ to get ‘complete rest’ and asked for ‘healing silence’ over ‘sympathy’.

The veteran rocker has been entertaining fans in lockdown with ‘micro-concerts,’ music tutorials and #JamwithBri sessions in which he invites fans to add their own take on his songs.

The rocker shared the pictures with the caption: 'So suddenly I find myself in a hospital getting scanned to find out exactly how much I've damaged myself'

The rocker shared the pictures with the caption: ‘So suddenly I find myself in a hospital getting scanned to find out exactly how much I’ve damaged myself’

The veteran rocker has been entertaining fans in lockdown with 'micro-concerts,' music tutorials and #JamwithBri sessions

The veteran rocker has been entertaining fans in lockdown with ‘micro-concerts,’ music tutorials and #JamwithBri sessions

He last week teamed up with Adam Lambert, who replaced Freddie Mercury as Queen’s frontman, to release a reworking of the band’s 1977 anthem We Are The Champions to acknowledge the key workers who are fighting the coronavirus pandemic from the frontline.

May said the lockdown has left him feeling ‘despondent’ as he hasn’t seen his children and grandchildren for three months. Queen were in Australia before the lockdown on their Bohemian Rhapsody tour.

‘I haven’t seen my kids or my grandchildren for about three months or so,’ he told Rolling Stone. ‘The feeling of loss of freedom and loss of ownership of your life is quite painful. Some days I think I’m okay and I can deal with this, and some days I feel quite despondent.’

He added: ‘The only platform I had, in a sense, was Instagram. I couldn’t even get to my studio since that is in the country and I’m in town.’

May, who is married to former EastEnders star Anita Dobson, 71,  (pictured together) told fans he needs to 'go dark' to get 'complete rest' and asked for 'healing silence' over 'sympathy'

May, who is married to former EastEnders star Anita Dobson, 71,  (pictured together) told fans he needs to ‘go dark’ to get ‘complete rest’ and asked for ‘healing silence’ over ‘sympathy’

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