It really is a strange time to be alive. It's hard to separate truth from fiction in this time of pandemic. A few years ago, if you were to open the internet and see a headline saying that the guitar player from Queen had suffered anal injuries while gardening, you'd think 'ah another hilarious headline from The Onion'. But the world is upside down and Brian May is now actually in hospital after suffering grisly injuries to his bottom while doing some work in his garden.
Via May's instagram, where he posted a photo of himself wearing a facemask:
“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.
He continued: “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.”
How? Why? What? How kind of gardening was May attempting here and how did his buttocks get implicated? All joking aside it sounds like an absolutely horrific injury that involves a lot of rehab.
We wish him and his buttocks a swift recovery.