Brain May

Brian May Issues Statement on His Health After Cancelled Solo Tour

Legendary Queen guitarist Brian May has given fans an update on his health after he was forced to pull out of his planned December UK tour alongside singer Kerry Ellis due to ‘persistent illness’.

The news broke in October, with May telling fans on his website that he had been “increasingly battling…an illness which is destroying my energy and my will.”

“I’ve been strongly advised to rest and heal, rather than go out and risk ‘falling down on the job’ out there, which would be a real tragedy.”

May took to Twitter yesterday to thank fans for their well-wishes and inform them that he was “taking it slowly” and was “getting stronger.”

May and Ellis are due to release a collaborative album in March, so fingers crossed May will have recovered enough strength by then to perform it in the live setting.

As an artist May needs no introduction, his work with Queen rightfully considered as some of the most influential of all time. In April we took the time to cast our eyes back to his incredible work on Queen’s 1975 opus A Night At The Operanoting that the effect of May’s “incomparable” playing gave us goosebumps.

May has helped to continue the legacy of Queen through tours with the band (fronted by Adam Lambert), as well as lucrative re-issues and exclusive releases to continue the bands’ impressive financial turnover.

Get well soon Bri!

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