Brian May praised for poignant show of support for King Charles after cancer diagnosis

Brian May praised for poignant show of support for King Charles after cancer diagnosis

Angela Levin on King Charles' cancer diagnosis

Lauren Williams

By Lauren Williams

Published: 06/02/2024

- 09:48

Brian May took to his Instagram to support King Charles after his health news

Queen guitarist and musician Brian May has been praised for showing his support for King Charles III following the recent announcement of his cancer diagnosis.

Yesterday evening, it was revealed that King Charles’ cancer was discovered during a recent treatment for an enlarged prostate.

He began “regular treatments” on Monday, February 5, and will postpone public duties during it, a spokesperson for the palace said.

They added the Monarch, who is 75, “remains wholly positive about his treatment and looks forward to returning to full public duties as soon as possible”.

No further details of his type of cancer are being shared at this moment but the king made the decision to go public with his diagnosis.

He had a prostate procedure at a private London hospital a few weeks ago, where at the time he was being treated for a benign condition.

The spokesperson added: “It was during this intervention that a separate issue of concern was noted and subsequently diagnosed as a form of cancer.”

May posted an image of himself and King Charles on his Instagram to show his support and captioned the image: “Sending heartfelt wishes to HM KING CHARLES for a speedy full recovery.

“And saluting his courage in fighting his battle with cancer in public, giving support and inspiration to so many. Get well soon Sir! Bri.” (sic)

Many were quick to join May in supporting the king, with one Instagram user praising: “It is wonderful to see that in illness we are all equal. We just need good words of encouragement and good wishes so that the fight is less hard.”

King Charles III

King Charles III announced he had been diagnosed with cancer


Another added: “Absolutely agree with your sentiments Sir Brian. Wishing a full and speedy recovery to our wonderful King.”

A third noted: “Wishing the king a speedy recovery with love also going out to his family.”

“Best Wishes for a speedy recovery. No Matter what type of Cancer it is It’s a Scary Diagnosis for anyone. Get well soon HRH King Charles,” a fourth quipped. (sic)

Back in 2014, May himself – who recently provided a health update of his own - revealed he had been given the all-clear following his personal cancer journey after an MRI scan showed there were “abnormalities in the bones” and was he tested for prostate cancer.

Brian May and King Charles III

Brian May showed his support for King Charles III


Writing about his results, he wrote on his blog about a conversation with his medical specialist and revealed: “He said, ‘I have good news.

“’The result of your prostate biopsy is here, as we did not find any cancer cells’.”

He admitted though he was still concerned with his health but that the results were a “great relief” before celebrating “in the studio with a cup of tea. Hey, I know how to rock!”

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