Queen’s Brian May Gives Thumbs-Up, Assures Fans ‘Everything Still Works!’ After Leg Surgery

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Legendary Queen guitarist Brian May was dealing with a nagging and painful heel issue throughout the band’s recent touring obligations, and it forced him to go under the knife this week — and thankfully, he emerged in great condition.

May posted a message to Instagram from his hospital bed after the operation on Tuesday, assuring fans that he’s feeling significantly better than he was previously:


There was also a follow-up post, as well:


As he explained, the heel issue was a real pain — literally — on Queen’s recent U.S. tour:

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

As for “getting back out on tour in January,” May, Roger Taylor and Adam Lambert will be heading out to Korea, Japan, New Zealand and Australia in late January, keeping them on the road throughout February.

Here’s hoping Brian May continues to rest and feel better after his leg surgery!

By Rock Cellar Magazine Staff

Staff writer from Rock Cellar Magazine