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Brian May discusses the ‘horrendous’ COVID-19 battle and urges fans to get vaccinated

Brian May describes the 'horrendous' COVID-19 battle

Key takeaways:

  • Rock legend Brian May has urged the public to get the COVID-19 vaccine after testing positive for the virus last week.
  • The United Kingdom reported the second-highest number of daily COVID-19 cases since the outbreak began, with 91,743.

After being tested positive for the virus last week, rock icon Brian May has urged the public to get the COVID-19 vaccine, telling fans on Instagram that he’s been having a “truly horrible” time.

The 74-year-old has been documenting how coronavirus has affected him in recent days through a series of Instagram posts and videos.

May revealed on Instagram over the weekend that he and his wife, Anita Dobson, had recently decided to go to a birthday lunch with some friends.

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He told his followers that the lunch seemed like a “safe situation” because he’d taken a lateral flow test earlier in the day, and both he and Dobson had been vaccinated. However, he added that, because the Omicron variant is rapidly spreading across the United Kingdom, the couple took a “risk” by attending the party.

The Queen guitarist then addressed “the few of you out there who haven’t had this” — a reference to contracting the virus — about how he’s been feeling since testing positive. He described a few of the days as “horrible” and likened them to “the worst flu you could imagine.”

May admitted that he considered using Instagram to show followers how “pathetic” he looked and felt when he was at his lowest, but he was afraid it would “frighten people.” He admitted to fans that he “couldn’t get out of bed” for a while and was “filled” with flu symptoms.

Brian May describes the 'horrendous' COVID-19 battle and urges fans to get vaccinated
Brian May describes the ‘horrendous’ COVID-19 battle and urges fans to get vaccinated. image from CNN

“There are so many people in hospitals right now who weren’t jabbed who are right on the line between life and death,” May said near the end of the video, referring to the unvaccinated. Further, he stated that he does not believe he would have recovered as well as if he hadn’t received three jabs.

“I beg and implore you to go get jabbed,” the musician said to the crowd.

The United Kingdom is experiencing “cases of Omicron surging across the country,” according to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, with “hospitalizations rising quite steeply in London.”

On Monday, the United Kingdom reported the second-highest number of daily COVID-19 cases since the outbreak began, with 91,743.

Source: CTV News

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