Queen + Adam Lambert are set to tour Europe and the UK in 2020, but some fans might have been concerned about the fate of the tour after Brian May revealed he had undergone an operation at the weekend. The guitarist, who founded the rock band with Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor and John Deacon back in the 1970s, had surgery to relieve pain in his Achilles tendon ahead of the next left of their tour.
Taking to Instagram to share updates today, May thanked fans for their support and assured them he was already getting back to full fitness after the procedure.
He shared video in which he said he had had enough sympathy and demonstrated a few jaunty dance steps to prove it, adding: “We should be fine for the tour!”
In the caption, the Queen star wrote: “I’m in good shape - my procedure - a gastrocnemius release - seems to have hit the spot.”
May went on to thank his surgeon, adding: “As you can see, my dancing is now back to ‘normal’!!! Ha ha!”
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Queen tour: Brian May gave an update on the 2020 tour with Adam Lambert after his surgery (Image: INSTAGRAM • BRIAN MAY)
Queen tour: Brian May said he 'should be fine' for the tour (Image: INSTAGRAM • BRIAN MAY)
He also told his 2 million Instagram followers he was still “a little tender” around where the incision was made in his calf, saying: “But the principle of relieving the irritation on my Achilles Tendon by allowing this calf muscle to extend seems to be a very effective solution.”
A gastrocnemius release helps lengthen the tendon in the calf and involved cutting the tendon and then suturing or allowing it to heal on its own.
Once it does, the tendon should then be elongated.
Earlier this week, the rocker, who plans to be back on the road with Queen + Adam Lambert