Whether you know Adam Lambert from his stint on the eighth season of American Idol or his larger-than-life performances with Queen, you may think you’ve heard everything there is to know about the singer. But Lambert’s story goes far beyond reality TV and stadium tours. This is his untold truth.
Even at a young age, Lambert was unapologetically true to himself and, as a result, lived his life as a self-proclaimed “outsider.”
“When I was a kid, I remember playing Vogue by Madonna over and over and over again.”
He opened up about the tough times he endured growing up, telling the Guardian in 2018,
“When I was in middle school, I didn’t have any friends. I was a weird kid. Also, as a gay person, it takes your body changing to go: ‘Oh right, this is how I’m different.'”
So Lambert turned to musical theater for solace. He revealed during his 2009 Idol audition, that he started singing at age 10 when his parents put him in theater.
“I started doing musical theater. My parents put me in there ’cause I was hyperactive and I made a lot of noise and I had way too much energy. So they had to find an outlet for me and I loved it.”
He loved it so much, in fact, that when he was older, instead of going to university, he accepted a 10-month gig singing on a cruise ship. And once he was back on solid ground, he returned to his theater roots, snagging a role in The Ten Commandments: The Musical with Val Kilmer. Then in 2005, he joined the ensemble cast of Wicked’s national tour.
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Finding the spotlight | 0:14
An Idol scandal? | 1:12
Coming out: Fan edition | 2:18
Speaking out | 2:18
Shock value | 3:54
A love affair with Queen | 4:45
Freddie would be jealous | 5:50
That Bohemian Rhapsody cameo | 6:49
Making Cher cry | 7:38
The dark side of fame | 8:12
Who needs an Oscars host? | 9:11