Queen frontman Freddie Mercury’s ex-boyfriend Jim Hutton has revealed an untold story about Fred in his recent book which shows some details about Freddie’s final times.
On that book, Jim told how Freddie Mercury backstabbed by his ex-lover and manager Paul Prenter. Here’s the story:
“On May 4, Freddie was devastated by another story about him in the Sun. And so was I. His old friend, Paul Prenter had stitched him up.
AIDS Kills Freddie’s Two Lovers, it declared, and the story was run across three pages. Tony Bastin, from Brighton, and John Murphy, an airline steward, had died from the disease in 1986. And Prenter claimed that Freddie had called him late one night and poured out his fears about AIDS.”
“We later learned that Prenter had been paid about £32,000 by the paper for his story. Freddie never spoke to him again. For the next few days there was more in the Sun, and at each episode of Prenter’s story Freddie became angrier.
Prenter sold the paper several photographs of Freddie with various lovers and these were thrown over two pages under the heading All The Queen’s Men.”
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