Queen star Brian May has said he "so grateful to be alive" after suffering from a number of serious health problems. 

Speaking on Good Morning Britain May said he was "very near death" after a heart attack earlier this year. 

73-year-old May said: "It was pretty bad and the complications that came afterwards were pretty bad, so it has been a big mountain to climb to get back up to strength again.

"It has become my new religion really - I just exercise, I do my cardio rehab every day, and I'm getting strong. I'm going to be Iron Man soon."

He added: "I'm so grateful to be alive because a few years ago that couldn't have happened."

The musician said the "worst thing" that happened to him was a stomach haemorrhage.

"I lost an awful lot of blood all at one time and just was wiped out, couldn't move, couldn't get across the floor.

"So that was the worst point for me."

May said there was a "catalogue of disasters" as he also had sciatica.

He said he is being "ridiculously careful" about not catching coronavirus.

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