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While Queen’s lead guitarist Brian May is usually ripping killer solos he recently ripped his gluteus maximus while gardening.

“I managed to rip my gluteus maximus to shreds in a moment of overenthusiastic gardening,” May posted on Instagram Wednesday. “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.”

May said he would be using the opportunity to take a break from social media and focus on his recovery.

“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.”

However since announcing his respite from social media the guitarist has been posting everything from harsh criticisms of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to jovial celebrations of the newly anointed “Brian May Day.”

Since May’s most recent post shows him in a light-hearted mood we can only assume his recovery is going well and to that end we wish him a speedy recovery.

Hold on to your butt Brian because we need more sweet guitar solos on our Instagram feed!