Legendary guitarist Brian May, who is part of Queen band, revealed on his website that he is currently undergoing 'urgent tests' for cancer.
The 66-year old revealed that MRI scans following complains of back pain not only revealed that disc and vertebra problems but also showed abnormalities in the bones with the report stating that it needed urgent attention.
May added that so far tests have not shown the presence of cancer though he was scheduled to go through another test on Monday.
Thanking his fans and well wishers who have inundated him with messages of goodwill May said, "I feel like I have a whole new understanding of the way people - all people - deal with frightening news, and move on into the next place. I know I won't be able to answer every message ... but I thank you all from the bottom of my heart, and I'm making a start on some replies now."