Queen guitarist Brian May has shared a rather painful sounding injury, after he ripped the muscles in his backside ‘to shreds’ while partaking in some overzealous gardening this week.

Let this be a lesson to all who want to get out into the sunshine and start weeding – do so at your own peril.

The iconic musician has been left in ‘relentless’ pain now, after sending himself to hospital a following a horrific-sounding gluteus maximus tear.

Sharing the intel that he’d damaged the main muscle of the hip that forms the buttocks, the rocker shared a photo of himself, clad in a face mask, being wheeled through hospital.

He wrote: ‘Reality check ! For me. No – the Virus didn’t get me yet – thank God. Hope you’re all keeping extra-safe out there.

‘A decision to relax controls doesn’t suddenly make the danger go away.

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Reality check ! For me. No – the Virus didn’t get me yet – thank God. Hope you’re all keeping extra-safe out there. A decision to relax controls doesn’t suddenly make the danger go away. But me ?? Yes, I’ve been quiet. Reason ? As well as getting over-stretched and harassed by too many demands … 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. 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. So, folks … I need to go dark for a while, getting some complete rest, at home. Please, please don’t send me sympathy – I just need some healing silence for a while. I’ll be back – but I need the complete break. OK ? Thanks. Take care out there. Bri

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‘But me ?? Yes, I’ve been quiet. Reason ? As well as getting over-stretched and harassed by too many demands … 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.(sic)’

Poor Brian!

The 72-year-old musician told fans he was going to ‘go dark’ from social media and take a complete break at home in order to rest his aching butt.

He said: ‘So, folks … I need to go dark for a while, getting some complete rest, at home.

‘Please, please don’t send me sympathy – I just need some healing silence for a while. I’ll be back – but I need the complete break. OK ?

‘Thanks. Take care out there. Bri (sic)”

Despite his pledge to take a break, at the time of writing, Brian has since shared three additional Instagram posts.

But that’s neither here nor there.

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