A transexual performer claims to have been Freddie Mercury‘s secret lover.
The Daily Star Sunday newspaper is reporting that Lanah P helped Mercury explore his sexuality.
The biopic blockbuster movie ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ touched on the famous singer’s colorful lifestyle before he died of AIDS aged only 45.
The pair first met when she was starring on comedy series ‘The Comic Strip Presents’ and was known as Alan Pillay.
Lanah, 59, told the newspaper: “Freddie saw me on TV and said to one of his friends ‘I saw this camp creature on television and I’d love to meet them’. So we met one night at Studio Valbonne in Soho.
“We drank Dom Perignon because he loved his champagne. And we had a lot in common and we gelled.
“A few days later I got a call and he asked to see me again. It was then the more intimate stuff started to happen. It was intense. Of course there was admiration there. But it was driven by lust.
“I was transitioning at the time. I had started my hormone treatment the year before. I was really quite surprised I was his type.
“His relationships before then were all gay men with handlebar moustaches. The type of men we called clones back then.”
Despite his busy schedule touring with Queen the pair kept in touch and continued their relationship.
And Lanah believes their affair allowed Mercury to understand more about his own sexuality.
She said: “I think I broadened Freddie’s understanding of himself. I helped him with self-discovery.
“I told him that I thought he went beyond limitations and was poly-sexual — he covered everything.
“The funny thing about Freddie is he was always looking for ‘The One’ – when he liked someone he would get fixated on them.
“But all of that was contradicted by this really promiscuous side of him. He was a conflicted person.
“I was invited to some of his parties. They were let’s say ‘group functions’. That didn’t fit in with my morality. That wasn’t my scene.”
The multi-millionaire performer lavished his lover with gifts like expensive jewels, however, she kept their affair private as she thought people would think she was taking advantage of him.
And despite the global box office success of ‘Boheman Rhapsody’ – in which Rami Malek plays Mercury – Lanah is not a huge fan of the film because she believes it did not depict his lifestyle choices accurately enough.
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