Queen’s guitarist Brian May tested positive for Covid earlier this week, and he’s sharing his experience with the virus with fans.
May took to Instagram to share the news alongside a picture of her positive test.
âYeah. The shocking day has finally arrived for me,â he wrote in the post. âThe dreaded double red line. And yes – definitely NO sympathy please – it’s been really horrible a few days. , but I’m fine. And I’ll tell the story. PLEASE take extra care there good people. This thing is incredibly transferable. You really don’t want this to ruin YOUR Christmas. With love – Bri.
A day after revealing he had tested positive, May informed fans about his condition and was grateful for the vaccination.
âDay 7 – and it looks to me like the positive Covid red line is weaker today. So I feel like my immune system, with the enormous help of three Pfizer pricks, is now winning the battle against the invader. So do NOT be afraid – there is life after Covid! But be carefulâ¦ you don’t want it, and neither do your family. Thank you for all your good messages – despite my pleas for no sympathy! Very appreciated. And yesâ¦ I promised to tell you the story! Bri. “
Then, May shared a two-part video about her history with COVID. The first video shows May playing the guitar for the intro. He says, âI just wanted to show you that you can still play guitar after Covid. It would probably help if you could play guitar before.
He then begins his story. âI just wanted to tell you all about this like I said,â May says in the video. âWell, we’ve been incredibly careful, Anita and I, bringing food and really not going anywhere. Be very familiar in some way for the past 20 months or so. And then last Saturday we decided to go to a birthday lunch. And we thought, âThis is the last social function we’re going to. Not that we’re going to be a lot anyway. âWe’re going to give it a shot. Everyboyd’s triple stitched. Everyone is going to be with one of those things that says your negative in the morning. So it seemed to be set up very securely, but sure, yeah, you kind of know you’re taking a risk â
He continues in a second video. âSo we all went to the party,â he said. Looking back, we may have made the wrong decision. We could have seen them another time. But that’s history now. I just want you to know, yes it seemed like a safe situation, you have your negative tests and you have your triple jab. So what could possibly go wrong? We thought we were in a safe bubble, so we weren’t wearing masks. Not so.
âThe new variant appears to be incredibly transferable. I don’t even know how to be safe. This thing is spreading at an alarming rate.
May then shared with fans what he was going through with the symptoms after the party. And after feeling mildly ill on Monday and testing negative for days, May found eight people in the group had tested positive. Then May and his wife, Anita, tested again and they both tested positive, four days after the event.
May is begging fans to go get stung if you aren’t already. âBecause you need help. “
âI despair of seeing these people protesting the vaccine, protesting the violation of their rights because they might have to wear a mask. Jesus Christ guys, our parents fought wars and had their civil rights violated. All everyone is asking is for you to play your part in trying to unite against this invader, and that’s a bad thing and it’s not over yet.
Watch May’s video, sharing her story below.
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