Queen guitarist Brian May has struggled through a number of health problems during the lockdown. Not only did the 73-year-old rip his Gluteus Maximus while gardening, but he also suffered a heart attack. But now the rock legend is feeling a lot better and his getting fighting fit for Queen and Adam Lambert’s tour next year.
Speaking exclusively with Express.co.uk, May said: “It’s actually a bit of a miracle because if this had happened, I guess, 20 years ago that would have been it really.
“When I was growing up you heard somebody had a heart attack and it was kind of the end of their lives more or less. So I was very fortunate to have had this incredible team who dived in.
“They didn’t do the by-pass operation, they did the angioplasty which is a million per cent less invasive than an operation.”
The 73-year-old said how he had three stents put in which was “very, very successful.”
On the specifics of his exercise regime, May said he does around 90 minutes every day.
The 73-year-old said: “I generally allow myself one day of rest a week.
“The rest of the time I’m going for it because you see the results.
“You have to keep moving. That muscle of your heart needs to be reconstituted because it’s not going to happen on its own.”
On his fitness regime, May added: “I love it. It’s funny how you get into a thing. In the old days, I never would have done it, but now I get up and that’s the first thing I think of.
“I go into my little gym, I get on the bike and I’m off.
“I watch my heart rate. It’s all very well controlled, I don’t overdo anything. I’m into it, I love it!”
Queen and Adam Lambert’s live album Live Around The World is out now.
Published at Tue, 13 Oct 2020 12:23:00 +0000