Selsey boy, 9, 'over the moon' after Queen's Brian May signs his guitar

A nine-year-old boy from Selsey who suffers from a brain condition was 'over the moon' after Queen guitarist Brian May signed his electric guitar.

Charlie Bone, who attends Seal Primary School, had been off ill from school due to the condition hydrocephalus which causes increased brain pressure.

Charlie Bone with his guitar. Picture by Steve Robards

Charlie Bone with his guitar. Picture by Steve Robards

Brian had come down to Selsey from London to unveil a blue plaque for his friend and fellow astrophysicist, Sir Patrick Moore, and had been greeting fans outside the Sir Patrick's former home. Read more here: Brian May talks about importance of blue plaque for Sir Patrick Moore in Selsey

An aspiring guitarist himself, Charlie is also a fan of Brian's music.

Charlie's mother, Kayleigh, said: "He loves all music. Music like Queen, The Beatles and all that. We only like down the road so he changed into his clothes and came down with his Nan. He was over the moon with it — he kept talking about it.

"I think he was just a bit shocked really, he was delighted with it, but I think he was more shocked than anything and that Brian had done that for him."

Brian signing the guitar

Brian signing the guitar

Charlie was back at school for a short while today and was able to tell friends and teachers about the experience.