The music video features the band dressed and acting in an absurd and surreal manner, including guitarist Brian May dressed as a penguin, drummer Roger Taylor wearing a tea kettle on his head and riding a tricycle while Mercury sneaks up on him and is chasing him, a man in a gorilla suit, bassist John Deacon as a jester, and Mercury wearing a bunch of bananas as a wig, which corresponds with the line "I think I'm a banana tree.""I'm Going Slightly Mad" is the last Queen video to feature significant creative input from Mercury. He was already considerably ill at the time due to AIDS, which would claim his life less than a year later. Despite this, Mercury is very mobile and expressive in the scenes of the video. Mercury wore thick make-up to cover up the blotches on his face, and an extra layer of clothing underneath to conceal his weight loss.
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's thick make-up was put to conceal the blotches on his face caused by AIDS. Moreover the wig and extra layer of clothing were the attempt to hide an enormous weight loss also induced by illness. See more
Edited into Queen: Greatest Flix II