Queen guitarist Brian May was so despondent after his bandmate and friend Freddie Mercury died in 1991 that he contemplated suicide. He revealed his dark thoughts in an interview with Spencer Bright of the Daily Mail.

“I regarded myself as completely sick,” said May, who checked himself into a clinic in Arizona. “We lost Freddie and my dad died at almost the same time. I didn’t want to live. I’d lost myself completely… So I had to go into this place where I was isolated and removed from my life. Gradually, the suicidal feelings went away.”

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