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Some musicians rock too hard, but Queen’s Brian May gardened too hard.

The lead guitarist announced he’s been hospitalized after ripping the muscles in his glutes “to shreds” after working too furiously in his garden.

May posted a photo and video on his Instagram on Wednesday with the unusual announcement.

“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,” he wrote.

The guitarist added that he’s still waiting to find out how serious the injury is, and he’s in constant pain and needs help walking.

“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,” he wrote.

Thursday morning, May posted a couple videos of himself playing guitar and talking about the United Kingdom’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. He seemed to do dealing with his injury fairly well, but in the caption he said he’s “tired and in pain.”

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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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