Queen’s Brian May Admits He Got Palpably Depressed After His Recent Health Problems

Rock band Queen‘s guitarist Brian May has shared a post on his official Instagram account admitting that he was clearly depressed after his laser eye surgery, explaining the aftermath of his surgery and the problems with his vision along with a video with a song from The Who.

The seventy-three-year-old Queen guitarist first talked about his eye surgery on Thursday by sharing an Instagram post after his operation. He posted a picture of his face with the eye patch saying that he had cataract surgery. He admitted that his eyes were not able to focus for a long time.

May have been actively updating his fans about his journey to surgery and its aftermath. He said that the surgery was done with local anesthetic and sedation, adding that the procedure only lasted for 20 minutes. May also did not forget to thank his doctor and anesthetist.

In his latest Instagram post, Brian shared the aftermath of the operation after his eyepatch came off. He said that he was completely depressed as his vision was blurry and could not focus. Admitting that he needed to be patient about the recovery. May said the next day he was happy that he could see much further. The guitarist showed his humor with his video in which ‘I Can See For Miles and Miles‘ by The Who was playing.

Here is what he said in his post:

“Well, I’m not gonna tell you it was all a doddle. I felt pretty rough the last couple of days. Not sure why, but I got palpably depressed – a kind of slow panic. I did learn that you have to be patient in these things. When the patch first came off my vision in that eye was very milky, but in about 12 hours that cleared quite a lot. But then, as I began the see proper images, the treated eye showed a really short focus – so suddenly I could read a newspaper with it up close.

Interesting, but not what I wanted, because everything beyond about 6 feet away was blurry – because of course, these replacement lenses do not ‘accommodate’ – they are rigid plastic, so your eye muscles can’t make them vary the focal length to bring an image into focus like we can do when we are young. You’re stuck with one position of focus. And I needed that one place to be close to infinity, so my eyes would once again be matched up.

Well, I was too impatient, getting anxious about that – because today the focus point is much closer to infinity – and I had a great moment of joy when I realized I could see very distant sunlit trees sharply with both eyes and without any glasses. So I thought of The Who !!! Love the Who. Stupendous inspiration for me. Thanks for all your encouraging messages – they mean a lot. OK – now to get back to some astro stereo picture making. Cheers, all. Bri.”

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