Sir Brian May issues urgent plea to fans after Twitter account gets hacked

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Sir Brian May has urged everyone to ‘ignore’ anything that appears on his Twitter account after he got hacked.

The Queen icon, 75, was made aware that his account – which boasts 1.1million followers – had been hacked after strange tweets started appearing, encouraging fans to enter competitions.

One tweet saw the hacker posing as the guitarist, claiming to be selling MacBooks for $600 (£484).

Sir Brian’s account has now been made private, and he’s issued a plea to his followers after the behaviour of ‘idiots.’

‘Hi folks, so, apparently it seems that some idiot has hacked my Twitter account,’ he told his 3.1million Instagram followers.

‘So please ignore anything that you see on my Twitter page or whatever it’s called, obviously, I’ll try and get it stopped but people just waste your time, don’t they?’, he went on.

He added that he was ‘excited’ and ‘pleasantly surprised’, after being recognised for his services to music and charity.

‘I don’t think I expected it because I haven’t been conducting the kind of life which I thought would lead to a knighthood – I’ve been quite vociferous in criticising recent Governments for a start,’ he admitted.

‘So I imagined that I was on the wrong side for all that stuff. It’s a nice surprise to have this honour put upon me,’ added Sir Brian, who was previously made a CBE by the late Queen in 2005.

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