Freddie Mercury by no means addressed his sexuality in public, and it was not as a result of he solely wished to guard himself and his picture.
Thirty years since Mercury’s demise, the singer’s long-time PA and pal Peter Freestone disclosed all of the hardships the Queen’s late singer went by way of, particularly along with his sexuality.
Though Mercury grew to become one of many best singers the world ever met, he ensured his life could be personal as a lot as doable. Sadly, he handled points on his sexuality, private disaster, and betrayal earlier than his demise.
In an article shared by Specific, Freestone recalled how Mercury refused to speak about his personal life when he was alive. Nonetheless, he reportedly by no means hid both.
“When he left Backyard Lodge, he accepted he was public property. The closest to a disguise was darkish glasses when he went procuring. When he went to bars, he was simply himself. He was not ashamed of something he did or anyplace he went. That was simply Freddie,” he went on.
Though the “Bohemian Rhapsody” hitmaker had been interested in males because the Seventies, he reportedly confronted issues regardless of homosexual rights noticeably improved. As well as, the mistaken details about AIDS affected folks within the homosexual neighborhood.
Why Freddie Mercury By no means Spoke About His Sexuality
With all these points that arose, Mercury stayed quiet – however it was to not defend himself.
Freestone mentioned throughout the identical video that the singer beloved Queen a lot he selected to remain quiet till his demise.
“The rationale he by no means spoke about himself was as a result of instantly he made any assertion to the press, it will mirror on the band. Freddie by no means wished something to remove from the picture of Queen,” he mentioned.
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When he was not on stage, Mercury by no means hid his sexuality nor ever lied about it. In actual fact, he not directly confirmed it in his interviews. One time, an interviewee requested if he was homosexual, to which he replied, “As a daffodil, pricey.”
Mercury tragically handed away on November 24, 1991 practically 24 hours after telling the world he had HIV/AIDS. He mentioned in his final assertion that he first wished to maintain the knowledge personal to guard different folks’s privateness.
Nonetheless, he lastly selected to interrupt his silence and let the world know the reality.
Freddie Mercury died attributable to bronchial pneumonia attributable to AIDS.
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