Brian May ‘feels like he died and went to his own funeral’ while discussing the aftermath of a heart attack
Brian May admitted he felt dead and attended his own funeral while discussing the aftermath of his heart attack.
The Queen’s 72-year-old guitarist returned to social media on Tuesday to thank fans for their support and good wishes, comparing the messages to reading funerals.
The rocker admitted that he was “fighting things” while continuing to recover from his heart attack and unrelated muscle injuries, admitting that he felt “overwhelmed.”
Candid: Brian May admitted he felt he had died and attended his own funeral while discussing the aftermath of his heart attack
Brian said in an Instagram video: ‘I’m overwhelmed and really, more than touched by the flow of love and support that comes back after all the media coverage, I really didn’t expect that.
“As you can see, I’m fine … my email box and everything else is so full of incredible messages that I can never thank you all individually, so at least let me thank you all here.
“This will sound very strange, but I feel like I died and yet I could come to the funeral and see all the tributes.”
Recovering: The Queen guitarist recovered from a ripped muscle and pinched nerve from a garden injury when he suffered a heart attack during recovery
Brian continued, “I often think that all these people at funerals say these wonderful things about the person who is gone, but he or she cannot hear it.
I’m lucky, I heard – so my life is complete. Yes, I’m sorry if that sounds weird, but I can’t compare it to anything. ‘
The musician went on to say that he ‘takes it easy and takes exercise’ as he recovers, concluding: ‘But thank you, thank you, thank you, that’s all I can say, for the fantastic amount of love you give me have given. It is really appreciated, I will never forget it. ‘
Speak Up: The Queen guitarist, 72, returned to social media on Tuesday to thank fans for their support and good wishes, comparing the messages to reading funeral distributions
The video comes after Brian made the shocking confession on Monday that he was rushed to hospital after a heart attack.
The guitarist recovered from a torn muscle and pinched nerve from a garden injury when he suffered a heart attack during his recovery.
The rocker has one Instagram video explaining the shocking series of events that led to his hospitalization.
Shocking: The video comes after Brian shocked Monday that he was rushed to hospital after a heart attack
Brian, now fully recovered, continued the clip stating, “I told you I had a torn muscle and that was the way I was diagnosed and we thought it was a bizarre garden accident … I forgot to have a little something to do with the bum who made people funny … but either way, it turned out not really the case. ‘
He went on to say that after he was diagnosed with a tear in his gluteus maximus, he was confused when he noticed that he was still in pain a week later.
He explained, “I mean real pain. I wanted to jump at some points. I couldn’t believe the pain. And people say “that’s not like a ripped muscle,” so I ended up with another MRI. ‘
Hospitalized: The rocker, 72, released an Instagram video on Monday explaining the shocking chain of events leading up to his hospitalization
The results showed that Brian had a compressed sciatic nerve, which he said “felt like someone had put a screwdriver in my back all the time. It was unbearable … ‘
But in the midst of treatment for his trapped nerve and ruptured muscle, Brian again had a medical emergency.
He explained, “So that’s one side of the story, and I’m a lot better now. I’m free from that terrible pain that really destroys your mind …
But the rest of the story is a bit more bizarre. I was shocked, I thought I was a healthy boy. Everyone says that I have great blood pressure and that I keep fit, I cycle, good nutrition.
“In the middle of the whole back pain story, I had a minor heart attack. I say small, it is not something that has hurt me. It was about 40 minutes of chest pain and tightness. It’s that feeling in the arms and sweating.
“And you know, you’ve heard things and you think ‘this is a heart attack’. Long story short, my wonderful doctor drove me to the hospital myself and I had an angiogram [an X-ray used to examine blood vessels.]’
Frank: Brian described his shock story in a long Instagram video shared Monday
Brian went on to say that doctors discovered that he had blocked three arteries and was in danger of blocking the blood supply to his heart.
Doctors suggested he undergo open-heart surgery, but Brian chose the alternative: have three stents placed in his heart.
Still recovering from his torn muscle and nerve pain, however, the surgery made things worse when Brian said he had ‘ripped out his tubes’ at the hospital after being left in such pain.
After the operation, Brian recovers well, reveals that he is not in pain from the operation and says, “I walked out with a heart that is now very strong. So I think I’m going to be in shape for a while … And if I’m not, then I have another angiogram. ‘
He continued, “Anyway, I didn’t die, I came out and I would have been full of beans without the leg.
“I’m just at the point where the leg is livable.”
Shocking: Brian went on to say that doctors discovered that he had blocked three arteries and was threatening to block blood flow to his heart
Brian encouraged his followers to take care of their hearts and have them checked as they approach their ‘fall years’.
He concluded, “I am very grateful that I can now live a life again. I was almost dead because of this, but the pain I was in was something completely different. It’s funny how these things work.
“But I’m good. I’m here. And I’m ready to rock. Please don’t sympathize with me because I’m good. God bless.’
Brian went on to say that he believed that anyone over 60 should have an angiogram to warn them of their risk of heart attack, noting that he “had no idea” that he was in danger.
Couple: Brian, who is married to former EastEnders star Anita Dobson, 71, previously said the nerve pain caused by his garden damage was ‘paralyzing my brain’
In addition to the video, Brian wrote, “My medical adventures!
“Hmm … pure heart attack huh? Well, I think I was always a bit worried about that album title. I was wondering if some people who had had a heart attack could get upset.
“I’m actually quite relieved now that I’m in that club – and I don’t find it disturbing at all! Take. care people. ‘
WHAT IS A HEART ATTACK?
Figures suggest that there are 200,000 hospital visits annually due to heart attacks in the UK, while there are approximately 800,000 in the US annually.
A heart attack, known medically as a myocardial infarction, occurs when blood flow to the heart is suddenly blocked.
Symptoms include chest pain, shortness of breath and feeling weak and anxious.
Heart attacks are often caused by coronary heart disease, which can be caused by smoking, high blood pressure and diabetes.
Treatment is usually medication to remove clots or surgery to remove the blockage.
Lower your risk by not smoking, exercising regularly, and drinking in moderation.
Heart attacks are different from cardiac arrest, which occurs when the heart suddenly stops pumping blood around the body, usually due to a problem with electrical signals in the organ.
Source: NHS choices
He continued, “And … why were those discs pressed in my back? I think 50 years of running around with a guitar strap over my left shoulder with a heavy guitar might have something to do with it! But it was probably all worth it! (sic)
Brian, who is married to former EastEnders star Anita Dobson, 71, previously said the nerve pain caused by his garden damage “ paralyzed ” my brain. He said, “I felt it take over my personality … I was in a nightmare world.”
The rocker shared a video update on Saturday, telling his 2.4 million Instagram followers:
“I have great help with pain relief and rehabilitation. Nowadays I can sit and tinker slowly to hold things with almost no pain. It’s incredible what real pain hurts you. ‘
“I’ve always been a bit of a big shot at my tolerance for pain levels – like getting Novocaine needles at the dentist or whatever – But this nerve pain that got into my body about three weeks ago – no it wasn’t “It’s a bilding, after all – paralyzed my brain. ‘
“I felt it took over my personality. I woke up feeling somehow in pain and struggled to get back into my body. And I gave in and took the heavy painkillers, and I ended up in a nightmare world. ‘
“All you had to do was kick everything and get out. But I could only do that because I got great physio help and some osteopathy. I’ll tell you the whole story someday, but for now … happy weekend. ‘
Earlier this month, Brian broke the news on Instagram that he was hospitalized and shared a selfie of him with a surgical mask.
He wrote: ‘I managed to shred my gluteus maximus in a moment of over-enthusiastic gardening.
“So suddenly I find myself in a hospital being scanned to find out how much I have damaged myself.
“It turns out I did a thorough job – this was a few days ago – and I won’t be able to walk … or sleep for a while, without much help, because the pain is relentless.”
The muscle, the largest in the body, controls the hip and thigh movements.
Brian told fans he had to “go dark” to get “complete rest” and asked for “healing silence” about “sympathy.”
Legendary: Brian May is best known as a guitarist in rock band Queen