The late Freddie Mercury lost most of his foot while battling AIDS, according to Brian May of Queen.
Mercury passed away from bronchial pneumonia brought on by AIDS on November 24, 1991, at his residence in west London. Only 45 years old, he.
In Queen in 3-D, his latest photo-based book about the band, May discusses Mercury’s illness in detail. The guitarist pens the following in an excerpt from The Sunday Times: “The problem was actually his foot, regrettably there was very little left of it. He once demonstrated it to us over dinner. Oh Brian, I’m sorry I disturbed you by showing you that, he said. I responded, “I’m not upset, Freddie, other than realizing that you have to put up with this,”
During an interview with the interview, May also stated that Mercury rarely spoke about his AIDS fight. “I think you realize that I’m coping with this disease,” May recalled. Of course, we all knew [he had AIDS], but we didn’t want to admit it. ‘You probably gather that I’m dealing with this problem, and I don’t want to talk about it, and I don’t want our lives to alter, but that’s the case,’ he said. And then he’d go on.”
Brian May’s Queen in 3-D will be released on May 25.
Theresa May’s decision to call a vote on fox hunting prompted May to recently speak out against her.
It’s official today, he posted on Instagram. “The battle lines have been established. If we don’t stop this horrible woman, blood sports will return.