Freddie Mercury's mum said one Queen song 'hurt' more than most

music news 22/11/2019

Freddie Mercury's mum Jer Bulsara said that one of her son's songs in particular was too painful to hear after his passing. 

In an interview from before she passed away in 2016 aged 94, she recalled how she struggled to cope after he died in 1991, and Bohemian Rhapsody was a particular trigger for her.

"I went to the shops and I was very excited. They were all around the shops you know, Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen... I got one and I was so pleased with myself that I am buying something of my son's first number 1 record. Of course, it hurts me now when I hear the song. It hurts," Jer said.

The songs cries of 'mama' from Freddie pulled at his mum's heart strings. She recalled his death in the interview, but wasn't angry at losing her child so early:

"It was a very sad day when he died in November 1991, but according to our religion when it is the right time you cannot change it," she said.

"You have to go. God loved him more and wanted him with Him and that is what I keep in my mind," 

"No mother wants to see her son die, but, at the same time, he has done more for the world in his short life than many people could do in 100 years."