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Queen guitarist Brian May reveals he’s got COVID-19, asks fans to stay cautious

/ 12:01 PM December 19, 2021
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Brian May, of Queen, attends a press conference ahead of the Rhapsody Tour at a hotel in Seoul. Image: AP/Chung Sung-Jun, Pool

Queen’s lead guitarist Brian May has informed fans that he has COVID-19.

May announced that he tested positive for the coronavirus, describing the experience as a “shocking day” that came to him, as seen on his Instagram page yesterday, Dec. 18.

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“Yep. The shocking day finally came for me. The dreaded double red line,” he said while showing a photo of his COVID-19 testing kit with a positive result.

The 74-year-old musician revealed that his COVID experience so far has been “horrible” but assured fans that he is doing okay. He also reminded them to take extra precautionary measures as he described the virus as “incredibly transmissible.”

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“PLEASE take extra care out there, good folks. This thing is incredibly transmissible,” he said. “You really do NOT want it messing up YOUR Christmas.”

Meanwhile, in a separate post today, Dec. 19, May showed an updated test kit he had where the second red line seemed to be blurry. He also credited the COVID vaccines he got, saying that it helped him win the battle against the virus.

“So I’m feeling that my immune system, with the enormous help of three Pfizer jabs, is now winning the battle against the invader,” he said.

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May also stressed that there is “life after COVID” as he extended his appreciation to those who expressed their concern for him.

“So do NOT be afraid — there IS life after Covid! But DO be careful… you do not want this, and neither do your family,” he said. “Thanks for all your great messages — in spite of my pleas for no sympathy! Much appreciated.”

Queen released a new version of their rock classic “We Are The Champions,” to raise money for health workers tackling the coronavirus outbreak in May last year. The new version changes the chorus at the end to “You Are The Champions” and is accompanied by a video of healthcare staff and COVID-19 lockdowns around the world.

Proceeds went to the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. JB

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