Queen‘s Brian May has spoken out on the deaths of NHS workers on the coronavirus frontline, calling them a “national tragedy and disgrace.”

Speaking in a new interview, the Queen guitarist stated the NHS workers battling COVID-19 are paying the worth of years of neglect.

“I just wish we were taking better care of them,” May informed Sky News. “I want they’d correct PPE (private protecting gear) and I want they’d been higher geared up.


“Unfortunately, the NHS was run down for many years before this happened. And this is the price we pay. The actual lives of these wonderful people who are putting themselves at risk every day.”

He continued: “I can’t believe we’ve actually lost doctors and nurses, it’s a national tragedy and disgrace. Thank God we’ve woken up and we can give them the proper support they need. I hope they get everything [they need].”

Brian May
Brian May. CREDIT: YouTube

Looking forward to the long run, May added: “And I hope at the end of this, they get a decent wage apart from anything else.”

Earlier this week, May sat down with NME to discuss the lack of supplies and protective equipment during the coronavirus crisis.

“I’m ashamed that our country was so ill-prepared and put them out there, fighting in the front line without proper protection. It is to our eternal shame that we were not prepared well enough and early enough,” he stated.


Meanwhile, May has joined forces with upcoming London band King’s Daughters on ‘Get Up’ – which has been launched to boost the spirits of followers in the course of the coronavirus lockdown.

The guitarist has lent his skills to the uplifting observe, in addition to showing within the music video alongside the band themselves and followers from 44 totally different international locations the world over who submitted their very own video clips.

“It’s an emotionally lifting track and we thought if ever there was a time to release the track, then this is it,” May stated of the observe. “This might be the worst time to launch a career, but we feel good about it and we’ve teamed up with mental health charity MIND to benefit them. They’ll be invaluable in helping people through this.”