Brian May Considered Suicide But Still Lives On In Those Clogs Of His
Sadly, he talked himself out of it and went on to perform the UK national anthem on top of Buckingham Palace for Her Majesty The Queen.
“I regarded myself as completely sick. I was wounded and very much in pieces. I went into a serious depression. I was subsumed by feelings of loss. Being in a touring band puts your friends and family on hold and you’re focused on one thing – the band. When that finishes, you’re out on a limb”
“The band finished, so there was a terrible feeling of loss – the band was my family. We lost Freddie and my dad died at almost the same time. I didn’t want to live. I’d lost myself completely. I coasted along and got by somehow, but I couldn’t get myself into gear. So I had to go into this place where I was isolated and removed from my life. Gradually, the suicidal feelings went away.”
And now, the clog enthusiast lives, going on to forge an incredibly successful career hauling Freddie Mercury’s corpse around the world with him.