Brian May Is Clear From Cancer

Tests come back negative for Queen guitarist.

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Brian May has revealed that he is in the clear from cancer, Classic Rock reports. The Queen guitarist underwent a series of urgent tests in December of last year when the disease was suspected.

"I got a great call from my specialist. He said, 'I have good news: the result of your prostate biopsy is here, and we did not find any cancer cells.'

"So finally, as far as that vital organ is concerned, I am – thank God – in the clear.  It's a great relief. I celebrated in the studio with a cup of tea. Hey, I know how to rock!"

Regarding the messages of support that he received from fans, May noted: "I never realised I was so much thought of."

May also hinted that he has discovered some unreleased Queen material in the vaults that may be seeing a release soon:

"Some Queen magic is happening; I feel it in my bones. It's annoying to have to be secretive, but I guess I have to, for now.

"What I can say is the track we dusted off today has the four of us – Freddie, John, Roger and myself – playing together on a track we'd all forgotten about that was never finished.

"It sounds so fresh, exactly like it did off the 24-track tape it was recorded on, over 30 years ago. I got quite emotional hearing some of it. It's crying out to be finally brought into the world."

In other Queen news, the band has recently made a long out of print concert film available for streaming on YouTube. You can watch the hour long film of the band's performance at Rock in Rio 1985 below.

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    Good stuff. Cancer is such a bellend.
    Your use of the term "bellend" in the comment section of nearly every article I read has not gone unnoticed; I ardently implore you to continue such staunch use of said term. Also, just for fun - I live near a street named "Bells-end". I digress - I breath a sigh of relief for Mr May. What a legend.
    Couldn't have picked a better picture... giving the ol' freddie mercury ish pose.
    But then what was causing the problems? I hate to be the pessimist here, but this just means that they still don't know what is making Brian sick. It's good that it's not cancer, but something is still making him sick. I really hope they figure it out soon.
    Great news! About the "Queen magic" that's about to happen... I wonder what John Deacon would think about that recording he's on.
    Arfing Thumb
    We already got one legendary guitar player with cancer (Iommi), great Brian is spared from that.
    I don't even know he was diagnosticated, and if he would had cancer, I think that this will makes me cry like a bitch.