Freddie was terrified of spiders. Vintage Queen Band Freddie Mercury shirt If he saw one he would call his boyfriend Jim to remove it and place it outside. Even though he feared spiders, he didn’t want to see them killed, so Jim was not allowed to smash them. His unique singing style was so hard on his throat, he developed vocal nodules. He refused surgery as he worried his voice could be ruined. He liked “Another One Bites the Dust” so much he sang it until his nodules started to bleed. He refused to stop until he got the recording just right. In the film, Freddie Mercury is shown to have a large ego and as dismissive of his bandmates. This cannot be further from the truth. Mercury did not like being called the band’s “leader” and went out of his way to emphasize his bandmates’ talents. Unlike in the film, he was quite fond of John Deacon, the band’s bassist. Rather than disrespecting him during rehearsals, he would often stick up for the quiet bassist.
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They made a number of collaborations together. Vintage Queen Band Freddie Mercury shirt John was so upset by Freddie’s illness he was unable to visit him after he became ill, and everyone expected John to skip Freddie’s funeral. He surprised everyone by showing up. Freddie being Freddie did not want to upset the people around while ill, so much so that visitors had to be careful not to show any emotion while visiting. At the time, there were no known treatments for AIDS besides treating the secondary infections. Mercury took experimental drugs that caused harsh side effects. Although there was no hope they would save Mercury because of the disease’s progression, he chose to take them anyway as he hoped to help other AIDS patients by letting his doctors test the drugs.