Brian May Bursts Into Tears While Playing With Freddie Mercury

During a recent live performance, Queen guitarist Brian May shed a tear after a duet with late frontman Freddie Mercury‘s old footage.

On November 24, 1991, the iconic Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury passed away at 45 due to complications from AIDS. His passing left millions of fans, family, and bandmates devastated. Considering they were close friends throughout the band’s career, it was especially hard for Brian May.

Following Mercury’s passing, Brian May fell into the pit of depression. His grief even made him consider suicide. However, May decided to ease his pain with his musical work and dealt with his sorrow by working on new music. So, he released his solo record ‘Back To The Light,’ which he describes as a self-prescribed therapy.

Since 2019, Queen + Adam Lambert has been on ‘The Rhapsody Tour,’ but with the pandemic, they had to postpone the shows. They are currently back on the stage with Freddie Mercury’s old footage accompanying them. However, something deeply emotional happened during a recent performance at London’s O2 Arena.

As seen in the footage posted by a TikTok user, Brian May plays the last part of ‘Love Of My Life,’ the ballad from Queen’s 1975 album ‘A Night At The Opera.’ As May approaches the end, he applauds and bows to Freddie Mercury’s visual appearance. In the end, May burst into tears.

You can check out the video below.


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