Brian May preparing to 'rejoin humanity' after testing negative following COVID battle

Brian May has been battling COVID. (Getty Images)
Brian May has been battling COVID. (Getty Images)

Queen’s Brian May has said that he and his wife Anita Dobson are almost ready to “rejoin humanity” after their COVID battle.

The rocker tested positive for the coronavirus after the pair attended a birthday lunch earlier this month, and later told fans on Instagram that he’d had "two horrendous days".

He said it was like "the worst flu you can imagine".

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The star has been updating fans on Instagram about his progress, and was still testing positive several days after getting ill.

However, he has now said that he and EastEnders legend Dobson, 72, have tested negative.

Lead guitarist Brian May of Queen performs during the 2019 Global Citizen Festival on the Great Lawn of Central Park, in New York, NY, September 28, 2019. Global Citizens Festival is aimed at bringing awareness for world leaders to empower women, combat plastic pollution, fght Infectious diseases, and build global human capital. (Photo by Anthony Behar/Sipa USA)
Brian May on stage. (Anthony Behar/Sipa USA)

“Dr and Mrs May got negative results in our COVID lateral flow tests today,” he said.

“We will check one more time tomorrow - and then consider ourselves safe to rejoin humanity - but still very carefully - on what is for us Day 12 since infection.”

“It’s very possible to get this thing more than once,” he added.

Earlier this week, the 74-year-old chart star urged his fans to get vaccinated.

May, who is triple jabbed, wrote: "I can't emphasise to you enough - this is not the response that my body would have made on its own. It's making this response because I've had three Pfizer jabs."

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"I beg you, and implore you, to go and get jabbed if you're not already," he told his fans.

"Because you need the help."

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