Adam Lambert: ‘Coming out is an act of defiance’

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Image caption Adam Lambert: “The act of declaring your sexuality publicly, is an act of defiance.”

It’s four years since Adam Lambert last released an album – but it wasn’t touring with Queen that put the brakes on his solo career.

“I was fried and disillusioned,” says the pop star.

He was “second-guessing” his music and feeling “detached in my personal life,” so he hunkered down and asked himself the tough questions: “Am I doing this for money? Am I doing this for attention? Am I doing this because I love music?

A few things became clear: Making and playing music were still his passions, but the business side of the industry was “making me sad”.

“I was making my happiness dependent on my commercial success,” he explains. “It was unhealthy. I had to rethink things.”