Brian May shared both good and bad news about Queen and Adam Lambert’s future.
Lambert has been touring and performing Queen’s hit songs with the band’s remaining active members, May and Roger Taylor, since 2011. The American singer joined the duo two years after Paul Rodgers’ project with them ended.
Fans have not heard from them since the release of the “Live Around the World” live album in 2020. The Queen guitarist has now revealed the truth about their upcoming tour with Lambert.
May revealed to Variety that he and Taylor had begun discussions with Lambert about their comeback tour. While it excited fans, it also broke them because the musician said it could be their last.
He said, per stated in Ultimate Classic Rock and Culture:
“Now, it does get to be more of a decision as you get older. I’m not 35 anymore, and leaving home for two months is not easy. But we feel as like if we’re all fit and well, that we’d like to go out there one more time. It would probably be in the United States in 2023 at some point.”
Although this is her final tour, May teased new music with Lambert because “it has not happened yet.” Still, he stated that the public prefers live music, but an album together could be released soon.
Lambert stood by Queen through their ups and downs. While he appears in good spirits at all times, the vocalist revealed that he is dealing with an unnoticed health problem.
Hello! Magazine shared an interview with Hunger Magazine in which the 40-year-old singer revealed that he has been dealing with a mental health issue, specifically anxiety.
On the other hand, he quickly realized that feeling that way was fairly common once he began talking about it.
Unfortunately, he was also affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Lambert describes the health-care crisis as “a beast.”
He went on:
“I think it’s really important not to feel like there’s something wrong with you. I think it’s more common than we all realize. It’s now becoming more of a conversation, but I think for people that are older, it’s been a taboo thing.”
In 2020, he revealed to the UK talk show “Lorraine” that he had begun therapy to treat his anxiety.