Brian May Updates Fans About His Nerve Pain
He Says It “Has Paralysed My Brain”
Brian May has done his part in helping and keeping fans entertained during the coronavirus pandemic. From donating to COVID-19 relief funds to sharing micro concerts and guitar lessons, he’s one of the most active rockstars on social media nowadays. Even as he suffered health problems, he kept everyone updated on Instagram. Earlier this month, he ripped his gluteus maximus in a gardening incident and more recently, he revealed that he suffered a heart attack and was hospitalized.
Another medical issue he had to deal with for the past few weeks is a debilitating nerve pain.
He wrote on Instagram, “I’ve got some great help with pain management and rehabilitation. Today I can sit and potter slowly around holding on to things with almost no pain. It’s incredible what real pain does to you. I’ve always been a bit of a big shot about my tolerance to pain levels – like not getting Novocaine jabs at the dentist or whatever.”
He continued, “But this nerve pain which came to inhabit my body about three weeks ago – no, it wasn’t a glute thing after all – has paralysed my brain. I felt it took over my personality. I woke up feeling that somehow the pain WAS me, and I was struggling to get back in my body. And I did give in and take the heavy duty painkillers, and in the end I was in a nightmare world. The only thing to do was kick it all and come out. But I could only do that because I got some great physio help and some osteopathy.”
He also promised that he’d share the whole story some other time. Check out the clip below.