Brian May in ‘a much bet­ter place’

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English band Queen’s gui­tarist Brian May (left) says he is in “a much bet­ter place”, after go­ing through a “bad pe­riod” last year. In Oc­to­ber, he had pulled out of his com­mit­ments for the year after bat­tling with a “per­sis­tent ill­ness” but he has now re­vealed that he is feel­ing much bet­ter, re­ports fe­male­

May says, “I went through a very bad pe­riod be­fore Christ­mas and can­celled every­thing, not just the tour, every­thing. I just knew I couldn’t han­dle it. Strangely enough I pre­fer not to call it de­pres­sion.

“I’ve re­cently got very much into the body and mind. All my life I’ve been pa­thetic at do­ing ex­er­cises. I now have a regime - ev­ery morn­ing I do 40 min­utes of ex­er­cise, then I fin­ish with meditation. It’s re­ally en­abled me to re­cen­tre. I feel like I’m in a much bet­ter place.”

The 69-year-old mu­si­cian is happy to open up about his men­tal health, and is glad it has helped to raise aware­ness and en­cour­age con­ver­sa­tions of the “taboo” sub­ject.

In an in­ter­view with The Sun­day Times mag­a­zine, May said, “I no­ticed Prince Harry (of the English Royal Fam­ily) opened up in a sim­i­lar way. I’ve al­ways thought it’s nice to be open and I get re­in­forced in that be­cause I get tons of mail say­ing the fact that you talked about it has helped me feel like I wasn’t alone and wasn’t a freak. I don’t think all this taboo busi­ness is help­ful at all.”

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