Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Queen guitarist issues cancer update

Queen guitarist Brian May has issued an update on his health following recent news that he was undergoing tests for several things, including cancer.

“I got a great call from my specialist this evening,” posted May on his website. “He said, ‘I have good news: the result of your prostate biopsy is here, and we did not find any cancer cells.’”

“So finally, as far as that vital organ is concerned, I am – thank God – in the clear,” said May. “It’s a great relief. I celebrated in the studio with a cup of tea. Hey, I know how to rock!”

“Thanks to all of you who have cared so much,” he added, “I never realised I was so much thought of.”

The guitarist first shared news of his health issues last month, as he processed the information during the holiday season.

Having successfully undergone knee replacement surgery last year, May was experiencing various pains in the fall and saw his doctor.

According to May, MRI scans “showed up all kinds of mechanical disc and vertebra problems that might be the cause of the pain, but there were also some abnormalities in the bones - things that the report said needed urgent attention. 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.”

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