The rocker is hoping the "snip" will ease his Achilles tendon pain and allow him to move around at concerts with more ease.
Sharing a photo of himself from his hospital bed on Instagram, May writes, "I'm done! After a snip to my calf muscle, I'm feeling good! The theory is that it will release the excess tension in my Achilles' (sic) tendon and get me out of a painful heel situation I've been in for many months."
"I had the problem all through our last tour of the USA - and although adrenaline got me through, my running around was severely curtailed, and there were a couple of nights when I really couldn't move at all around the stage (nobody noticed, it seems!). So now I'll be taking it easy just a bit for a while, but full recovery should be just in time for getting back out on tour in January - hopefully with a good pair of heels!"
"THANKS for your good wishes, folks. No cause for alarm."
The "We Will Rock You" star later added. "I'm doing fine this morning - a little sore but home and ready for a relatively relaxing day. As you can see, everything still works! Still got my Sympathy Bandage and my anti-clot sock on - but they come off tonight. There's a small band-aid underneath covering a very small incision. I actually CAN walk, but stairs are a bit of a challenge!! Onwards! Have a good day folks!"