Brian May says ‘stomach explosion’ almost killed him

Brian May on stage during 2019 Global Citizen Festival at Central Park (Lev Radin / Pacific Press/Sipa USA)
Brian May on stage during 2019 Global Citizen Festival at Central Park (Lev Radin / Pacific Press/Sipa USA)

Brian May has told how he almost died of a “stomach explosion” during his recovery from a heart attack.

The Queen guitarist, 73, revealed in May that he had to undergo surgery to fit three stents after suffering a “small” heart attack where he said he “could have died”.

“I turned out to have three arteries that were congested and in danger of blocking the supply of blood to my heart,” he said in a video at the time.

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Brian May (Anthony Behar/Sipa USA)
Brian May (Anthony Behar/Sipa USA)

Talking to The Times about his recovery, May said it was “a long climb back”.

“I’ve had complications due to the drugs I’m on, one of which was a stomach explosion that nearly killed me,”

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COVID-19 Has Killed More Than 1700 Healthcare Workers: Report

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More than 1700 healthcare workers have died from COVID-19, according to a national nurses union, whose report blames governmental failures for the number of deaths.

The report, Sins of Omission, blames the government’s “failure to track COVID-19 data” regarding the extent of the mortality. It was written by National Nurses United (NNU), the largest union in the United States for registered nurses, with 150,000 members.

Of the 1718 deaths, the union found that 213 were of registered nurses.

“These deaths were avoidable and unnecessary due to government and employer willful inaction,” Zenei Cortez, RN, a co-president of NNU, said in a statement. “Nurses and health care workers were forced to work without personal protective equipment they needed to do their job safely. It is immoral and unconscionable that they lost their lives.”

The report includes a

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Coronavirus has now killed 1 million people around the world

More than 1 million people have died from COVID-19 since the coronavirus was first identified late last year in China, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

With more than 200,000 deaths, U.S. continues to lead the global death toll, followed by Brazil at 142,000 and India at 95,500, the tally on Monday showed.

“One million is a terrible number, and I think we need to reflect on that,” Mike Ryan, executive director of the World Health Organization’s Health Emergencies Program, said during a news briefing Friday.

Last week, as 7 million cases were confirmed across the U.S., experts warned that a second surge this fall and winter could be catastrophic for the country, as hospitals could be forced to shut down or cut crucial services.

And the global pandemic shows no signs of easing — quite the opposite.

Countries around the world are experiencing new waves of infection,

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