Queen guitarist Brian May discussed his recent bout with depression across his social media platforms. The 72-year-old rock legend shed light on what seems to be an ongoing issue for him, that was only exacerbated by the holiday season.

May posted in part:

Most of this Christmas period I haven't wanted to show my face because my face was grim. There's something about this time of the year that paralyses me. Depression, hopelessness, fear. . . I get engulfed. Is it logical? No. Should I be grateful for my life and therefore NOT depressed? Yes. But none of that makes any difference when you look up and the colors have gone out of the world. Tomorrow I am wrenching myself back into 'normality' -- starting with some biking and stretching and hot and cold showering."

May went on to describe the various foods he'll be eating to help cheer his mood.

Despite his state of mind as 2019 drew to a close, one thing is for sure -- professionally Brian May and Queen have enjoyed a stellar year with the unprecedented success of Bohemian Rhapsody. To date, the movie has raked in over $900 million globally and stands as the biggest musical biopic to date.

We asked Brian May what he thinks Queen's legion of fans feel about his and Roger Taylor's efforts to keep the band's legacy alive: "They probably see some genuine effort on our part and some probably (laughs) some genuine inspiration. Whatever else you might say about Queen, we were just totally dedicated to our audience."

Queen + Adam Lambert kick off their 2020 dates on January 25th in Saitama, Japan.

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