Queen Guitarist Brian May’s Cancer Prognosis: ‘I Am, Thank God, in the Clear!’
The Queen guitarist shared the good news on his website Monday.
“Well, I got a great phone call from my specialist this evening,” May wrote. “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.”
After mocking himself by saying that he celebrated the news with a cup of tea, May gave an update on his newest musical project: an album of previously unreleased Queen material, including the much-ballyhooed duet between Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson. The unnamed track was never finished and, according to May, has never appeared on a Queen bootleg.
“It sounds so fresh, now all carefully transferred into the ProTools environment — but sounding exactly like it did straight off the 24-track tape it was recorded on . . . over 30 years ago,” he wrote. “What’s great is that nobody has got hold of this and leaked it. How brilliant is that? . . . Well, this is something shiny and to all intents and purposes new. And we get the chance to polish it in private, without advice from all and sundry.”