The iconic frontman of Queen, Freddie Mercury, still has a great fanbase, some of whom discovered an interview of Jer Bulsara, Freddie Mercury’s mother, in which she shared her views about Bohemian Rapsody.
Freddie Mercury, the person who altered the conventions of a rock frontman, the vocalist who is known for his four-octave vocal range, passed away at the age of 45, in 1991. Since the technology was not as advanced as it is today, the uncovering of rare interviews of Mercury or his loved ones is always exciting.
Freddie Mercury’s mother Jer Bulsara is also not with us anymore as she passed away in 2016, 25 years after the passing of her son. Thus, the recently revealed interview’s importance is twofold.
Jer Bulsara has given a few interviews about her relationship with her son but apparently, this is one of the few in which Jer Bulsara discusses how she felt when she witnessed her son’s success and heard Queen’s songs playing in numerous shops.
In the interview, Jer Bulsara talks about the day she bought her son’s first Number 1 record, ‘A Night at the Opera,’ and the happiness she felt upon hearing her son’s voice playing in all the shops. She says that she was both proud of her son and happy for herself as she was buying a successful piece of art that her son created.
However, Jer Bulsara goes on to say that it hurt her later on after Freddie passed away. Even though this memory was cherished for so long, Bohemian Rapsody became a source of sadness for the mother who lost her son.
Such emotional footage both warmed and broke the hearts of Freddie Mercury’s fans. With 10 days left to his death anniversary, which is on the 24th of November, this video gained an even bigger sentimental value.
Here is what Freddie Mercury’s mother, Jer Bulsara, said:
“I went to the shops. I was very excited and they were all around the shops, you know Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen… and I got one and I was so pleased with myself that I was buying something that was my son’s first number 1 record. Of course, it hurts me now when I hear the song. It hurts…”
Additionally, Jer Bulsara’s comment on her son’s devastating death was attached to the post shared by the fan account dedicated to Freddie Mercury. Jer stated that although it was terrible for any mother to lose their children, she knew that her son had done a lot more for the world in his 45 years of life than other people could do in 100 years.
Here’s what Jer Bulsara asserted about the loss of her son, Freddie:
“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. 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.”
You can check out the rare interview that was posted on Instagram below.