Brian May felt like he was at his own funeral after near-deadly heart attack
Brian May has told of a spooky feeling he had following a recent heart attack.
The 72-year-old suffered a heart attack, was rushed to hospital, and, despite coming “very near death”, has made a full recovery.
Being an internationally beloved musician comes with its perks, including an army of well-wishers paying tribute after the news broke.
While Brian thanked fans for their kind words and messages of support, he said it made him feel like he was attending his own funeral.
While Tuesday marked the Queen guitarist’s return to social media, he made his comeback by sharing an update with fans.
Speaking on a video, he told: “I’m overwhelmed and really more touched by the torrent of love and support that’s come back at me after all the coverage in the press, I really didn’t expect all that.
“As you can see I’m OK. My email box and everything else is so full of incredible messages, I will never be able to thank you all individually, so let me please at least thank you all here.
“This is going to sound really strange but I sort of feel like I died and yet I was able to come to the funeral and see all the tributes.”
He added: “I often think that at funerals, all these people come and say these wonderful things that come and say these wonderful things about the person that’s gone but he or she can’t hear it.
“I’m lucky – I got to hear it, so my life is complete.
“I’m sorry if that sounds weird, but I can’t compare it with anything.”
Brian rounded off the video with: “Thank you thank you thank you.
“That’s all I can say for the fantastic amount of love that you’ve given me. It’s really appreciated, I will never forget it.”
Earlier he told that he’s “ready to rock” well into his golden years.
He said: “I think we have all got to look at ourselves as we get to our autumn years and what seems to be a very healthy heart might not be. I could have died from the blockages.
“I was actually very near death because of this, but the pain I had was from something else. Anyway, I didn’t die.
“I’m incredibly grateful I now have a life to lead again. I’m good, I’m here, and I’m ready to rock.”