Brian May

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Queen guitarist Brian May suffered heart attack
Brian May at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland
Brian May at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls / Public domain

Brian May, 72-year old lead guitarist of Queen, said in an Instagram post that he recently suffered a heart attack after he had ripped his buttock muscles. The attack caused him 40 minutes of chest pain and, after being driven to the hospital, his doctors found three blocked arteries, which May described as being "very near death". Instead of heart surgery, May decided to have three stents inserted into his blocked arteries.