74-year-old Brian May best known for his contributions as the lead guitarist of rock band ‘Queen’ is still COVID positive, after 8 days of isolation. The legendary musician told his fans via a detailed post on his Instagram, doing a deep dive into his symptoms.
“Day 8 for me – the 8th day after my body was invaded by enough Coronavirus organisms to bring me down…” said Brian May, mentioning that he was more optimistic about this test but it didn’t turn out to be so, adding, “So I’m assuming the battle inside my body is still in progress. It also feels like it – that dry wheezy cough has returned today, and there is a kind of fountain of irritation on one side of my sinuses. I also keep falling asleep – not in a peaceful kind of way, but in a “I can’t keep my eyes open another second kind of way. So it’s a damn good job this happened at a time when I’m NOT crazy busy as usual.”
Brian May also made sure to mention that it isn’t entertaining to report these facts but he is doing so with the knowledge that it might help someone deal with theirs.
He added in his caption, “ I’m fundamentally OK. Just feeling a bit crap and frustrated at not being able to be out and about at this time of year. But I think we’re all feeling a bit of that – right ? And it’s so clear that the new Omicron variant is completely out of control in the UK. And probably in the whole world of humans.”
The singer made sure he told his audience what he learned from experience and not to repeat his own mistake, as he and his wife had been avoiding meeting people and they were fine for so long, but soon as they attended a party, even with all guests testing negative for COVID-19, they still contracted the virus.
Brian May wrote, “I say again … it’s very apparent now that although the lateral flow test is a useful guide, if you get a negative result tomorrow morning, you cannot 100% guarantee that you are not infected and infectious all day. So for the sake of everyone around you, keep the caution going – masks, social distance, common sense – and only go to a gathering in an enclosed space if you are really sure the risk is worth it.”
Even earlier when he made the initial announcement he was sure to be responsible in mentioning that his symptoms are mild only because he had gotten his COVID-19 vaccine and the booster shot, saying, “I can’t emphasize to you enough: This is not the response that my body would have made on its own. It’s making this response because I’ve had three Pfizer jabs. And I beg you, and implore you, to go and get jabbed if you’re not already. Because you need the help.”