Queen star’s shock ’brush with death’

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Brian May has today revealed he suffered a heart attack and was rushed to hospital in “agony”.

Queen’s lead guitarist said doctors found he had three blocked arteries after he felt pain in his chest that lasted about 40 minutes, according to The Sun.

Speaking on Instagram, the 72-year-old said the emergency unfolded just after finding out he had ripped his buttock muscles.

He said he had been in “agony” from the injury – with a further MRI finding he had a compressed sciatic nerve that had caused the pain that was like “putting a screwdriver in my back”.

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