Late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury continued recording in his final years after he got AIDS, creating some of the greatest classics of Queen’s career when recording the band’s final album released during his lifetime, 1991’s Innuendo. Freddie Mercury rejected giving a gift to an actress before his death as well.
Brian May though doubted if he would be able to complete recording vocals to “The Show Must Go On” in the studio, the album’s most famous track, especially in light of Freddie’s November 1991 death. Eric Alper reports that Mercury chugged vodka and unloaded before finishing the song.
Alper tweeted, “Freddie Mercury was so ill when Queen recorded The Show Must Go On in 1990 that Brian May had concerns as to whether he was physically capable of singing it. Freddie said, ‘I’ll fucking do it, darling’ — down a measure of vodka – and sang the vocal in one take.”
Freddie Mercury Club posted a touching photo of the late Queen frontman’s statue last week to celebrate what would have been his 73rd birthday.
“Happy birthday again my love…🎈🎊How I wish I could be there on this day…but you’re not there not really…you’re in my HEART every second of everyday… ❤
Freddie Mercury called out a Queen bandmate money lie in a resurfaced video. Earlier this week I was thinking what if we could post birthday messages on your instagram page and you would post a video layer thanking us “movies” sending a kiss while holding one if your cats up…
So I can’t celebrate today without deep sadness and pity but I’m sure that’s not what you want… It’s just that today is a little bit harder than most days because the whole world is paying tributes to you and seeing thousands and thousands of posts about you makes me feel you know…
The only thing that can comfort me is imagining you seeing and feeling all the love we have for you…I KNOW you can feel that…
For me your birthday is not just today…it’s EVERYDAY! You bring our dead souls to life everyday and like that Phoenix you designed in Queen’s logo we are reborn because of you, for you, and THROUGH you… So in that way you are born again everyday too…” Freddie Mercury revealing the ‘worst disease in the world’ was detailed last week.
Freddie Mercury was so ill when Queen recorded The Show Must Go On in 1990 that Brian May had concerns as to whether he was physically capable of singing it. Freddie said, 'I'll fucking do it, darling' — down a measure of vodka – and sang the vocal in one take. pic.twitter.com/aYmPTWRvMB
— Eric Alper 🎧 (@ThatEricAlper) September 9, 2019