After sustaining a back injury early this month, Queen guitarist Brian May revealed that he was rushed to the hospital after suffering a heart attack, said a CNN report.
In a video posted to Instagram on Monday, he said he had recently suffered from serious heart problems that he believed he “could have died” from.
The 72-year-old musician said, “I had an MRI and yes I did have a rip in my…my gluteus maximus.”
“In the middle of the whole saga of the painful backside I had a small heart attack,” adding that he endured around 40 minutes of pain and chest tightness.
In the video, May disclosed that his doctor drove him to the hospital, where he found out he had three blocked arteries and was treated by medics as an “emergency case.”
“I actually turned out to have three arteries which were congested and in danger of blocking the supply of blood to my heart,” he said.
According to the report, a triple heart bypass was recommended, but the musician told viewers that he opted to have three stents — short, wire-mesh tubes that act as a scaffold to help keep an artery open — put in.
The musician claimed he was shocked when he discovered his condition, having thought he was a “healthy guy.”