Adam Lambert on how he relates to the “loneliness” of Freddie Mercury

"I feel like I have enough in common with some of the things Freddie was going through"

Adam Lambert has spoken about his high admiration for the Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, revealing that he relates to the late singer’s sense of “loneliness” in particular.

Lambert, who joined the existing Queen set-up in 2011 as lead vocalist, was speaking in a new documentary The Show Must Go On: The Queen + Adam Lambert Story, which will air in the US on ABC tonight (April 29).

In a preview clip, which you can see below via Good Morning America, Lambert said that there are a certain number of Queen songs that “really hit home for me” and strengthen his connection to the band.

“There’s a few of them [songs] that really hit home from me,” Lambert said. “In learning more about Freddie over the years and learning that there was definitely a loneliness there, I feel like I have enough in common with some of the things Freddie was going through.”

The documentary also includes rare gig footage, behind-the-scenes clips and exclusive interviews with Queen band members Brian May and Roger Taylor. Bohemian Rhapsody star Rami Malek, Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins and American Idol judge Simon Cowell are also among some of the other contributors to the film.

The aforementioned Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody has made nearly $1 billion at the box office to date, according to recently published figures.