Robbie Williams Shares He Was Once Asked To Be Part Of Queen
But He Turned It Down
Robbie Williams revealed that he was once asked to front Queen before Adam Lambert joined them. He was apparently approached by Brian May and Roger Taylor after they re-recorded the classic Queen hit “We Are The Champions” for A Knight’s Tale in 2001 which Williams recalled “was absolutely amazing.” But what prompted him to turn down the offer was his “low self-esteem” and the fact that he views Freddie Mercury as “godlike.”
He told SiriusXM, “Even though I’m very confident here on the microphone, I have very low self-esteem. And I just thought I’d save them the audacity of me even trying to step on a stage and be the same echelon as Freddie Mercury. He, to me, is angelic. He’s godlike. And it was just too scary.”
He also added: “I was doing stadiums myself at the time. I didn’t want to have to split it three ways, but that’s another story.”
When asked if he regrets his decision, he revealed that he doesn’t and he even had nothings to say about Lambert: “Adam Lambert — if he wasn’t such a lovely person, which he is — I would just be terrified of him because of his pure talent.”
You can watch the rest of the interview below.