Queen Guitarist Brian May Has Covid, Talks About “A Really Terrible Few Days, But I’m OK”

Queen lead guitarist Brian May has revealed he has tested positive for Covid.

An Instagram post from the musician depicted on a test device what he called the “dreaded double red line”, indicating a positive result. (See the message below.)

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“Yes,” he wrote. “The shocking day finally came for me. The dreaded double red line. And yes – absolutely NO sympathy please – it’s been a really awful few days, but I’m fine. And I will tell the story. Please be extra careful there, dear people. This thing is incredibly portable. You really DON’T want it ruining YOUR Christmas. With love – Bri.”

May is unfortunately in good company. The number of new Covid infections in the UK has reached record levels as the Omicron variant has gained a foothold. A number of businesses, especially bars and restaurants where the infection could spread, have been closed due to the outbreak.

May, who is active on social media, took to Instagram last month to hit back at a post in the mirror that had nothing to do with the pandemic. The outlet had been quoted as saying it tore up a BRIT Awards decision to do away with gender-specific categories. Queen, who won four BRITs, may not be able to compete in the current climate, May suggested. “We would be forced to have people of different colors and different genders and we should have a trans [person]’ he was quoted as saying. “You know life doesn’t have to be like this. We can be separate and different.”

In his rebuttal, May blamed “predatory press hacks” for making him appear “unfriendly about transgender people.”

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