Queen star Brian May contemplated suicide after the death of his bandmate and friend Freddie Mercury.
The guitar great reveals the passing of his father and the singer's death in 1991 sent him spiralling into a depression which became such a problem he checked into rehab in Arizona.
In an interview with the U.K.'s Daily Mail, the rocker says, "The band finished, so there was a terrible feeling of loss - the band was my family.
"We lost Freddie and my dad died at almost the same time. I didn't want to live. I'd lost myself completely. I coasted along and got by somehow, but I couldn't get myself into gear. So I had to go into this place where I was isolated and removed from my life. Gradually, the suicidal feelings went away."
And, in another revealing insight, May tells the publication Mercury, who would have celebrated his 65th birthday on 5 September (11), grew so tired of fighting Aids he gave up the will to live.
The guitarist says, "Freddie loved life. He lived it to the full. And towards the end, when he realised it was no longer fun, he decided to come off medication. He was suffering and sadly there was no way out."