Thank you for your kindness to a Newbie. :)
Someone over there thinks Freddie was Turkish. I've already forgotten how this explains the lyrics to Bo Rhap.
All the people who know what year Freddie got HIV have already corrected the OP. (And since I am a newbie, I'll just say that yes, I do mean that ironically.)
Call me naive, but I believe the dude. The guy doesn't have a line on his face, so he looks quite young to me. Besides, if you're going to fake it, why pick Rock Montreal for this song? Anyway, not being argumentative at all, just saying he seems sincere to me.