Queen's Brian May Undergoing Emergency Cancer Tests
Posted by Joseph Lee on 12.31.2013
After MRIs found abnormalities...
NME reports that Queen's Brian May is currently having tests for cancer after MRI scans showed "abnormalities in his bones". He revealed the news on his website and said he went to the doctor over the Christmas holiday due to "agonizing" pain which left him unable to stand. He is now waiting on results.
He wrote: "So around Christmas I've been having a succession of blood tests, ultrasounds, and various kinds of scans, to see if they could rule out various kinds of cancer. Now, on hearing the 'C' word something happens inside you ... of course. I've seen so many of my dear friends fighting it ... and my Dad lost his battle at age 66, exactly the age I am now. So over the last few days I've been in various states of unrest. But the great thing has been that the team my GP assembled to check out the possibilities has moved Heaven and Earth to gather all the information I need quickly over the Christmas period ... not an easy time."
He thanked his fans for their support in an update that he posted yesterday. He added: "I've been overwhelmed by the amazing messages you've been sending me, folks, since I wrote about my 'Health Scare'. It's taken me by surprise - for many reasons. I really didn't realize how much you guys were gunning for me ... it's great to know that, and I can't thank you enough. It puts a smile on my face. But I didn't realize that biting the bullet and mentioning the 'C' word would unlock such an avalanche. I now realize that so many of you have been wrestling with this all along, personally, or in family or friends, and, like me, found it hard to share. Hearing of your experiences, and courage, and hopes, and solutions, has been a massive eye-opener for me."
He said that he will continue with plans for his upcoming tour while waiting for results.