“I often saw Freddie preparing to go on stage. Swigging down a few vodkas, he’d warm up his voice with a run of vocal exercises. His valet would have his stage clothes laid out for him. After one last puff on a cigarette, he would rush through his door to the stage to the cheers of Queen’s adoring fans. He was like a hurricane”‘When I’m on stage, I become very different,’ he said. ‘

There are no half measures. You have to be resilient to be a rock star, you can’t falter once’- David WiggInterview 2011 – David Wigg British journalist and more of a friend to Freddie than a journalist