Superstar singer looks unrecognizable as an elderly man with grey wig and prosthetics in new music video – but can YOU guess who it is?
He’s a superstar singer who first made a name for himself on one of the world’s biggest reality shows.
And this musician looked unrecognizable as he transformed into an elderly man for his newest music video on Thursday.
He is the frontman of an uber-successful band, former Broadway star and fashion icon, with his name known around the world.
He has performed on the world’s biggest stages, is a noted TV judge and got his dream frontman job after impressing the band members during a duet.
The star is also due to diversify his career with an appearance in Sofia Coppola produced flick Fairyland in 2023 – so can you guess who it is?
Who is it? This musician looked unrecognizable as he transformed into an elderly man for his newest music video on Thursday.
It is American Idol star and Queen lead singer Adam Lambert, 41, who underwent a shocking transformation for his music video for Getting Older – a cover of Billie Eilish’s 2021 track.
The video sees the star sport intricate prosthetics and a grey wig as he reflects on the aging process.
He can be seen applying his trademark eyeliner and sporting a silk robe as he adjusts to his new appearance.
The video then cuts back to Adam in the present day as he muses on life lessons.
The star is set to release his newest album, High Drama, on February 24.
The Queen frontman took to Instagram after the Daily Mail exclusively reported The White Lotus star, 38, is the favorite to play the iconic singer in a new film.
He commented with an eye roll emoji and wrote: ‘Yay another straight man playing a gay icon.’
Surprise: It is American Idol star and Queen lead singer Adam Lambert, 41, who underwent a shocking transformation for his music video for Getting Older – a cover of Billie Eilish’s 2021 track
Poignant: The video sees the star sport intricate prosthetics and a grey wig as he reflects on the aging process
Emotional: The video then cuts back to Adam in the present day as he muses on life lessons
Lambert, who was a finalist on American Idol in 2009 and has since forged a wildly successful career as part of Queen + Adam Lambert, is a huge fan of the Careless Whisper legend and has covered his songs in the past.
In March 2020, Lambert, who is gay, told Metro that he would like to play Michael – who died in 2016 aged 53 – should a biopic be made.
He said: ‘That’d be cool, I just feel like, we don’t know that much about him. You know, to me, it would be great to kind of explore George’s life.
‘I’d give it a go. Yeah, sign me up.’
Oxford-born James has become one of Hollywood’s hottest stars thanks to his performance as a philandering husband in the second series of the hit show about the guests and staff at a resort hotel.
The actor is favorite to play Michael in a movie that has been endorsed by the singer’s family after the success of biopics about Elton John and Queen’s Freddie Mercury.
The film, which is in the final stages of development according to insiders, will follow the singer’s career from his Wham! days to his success as a solo artist with hits such as Careless Whisper.
Rise to fame: Adam is seen performing with Queen in June 2022
His drug addiction and scandals including being caught soliciting for sex in a public toilet will reportedly ‘not be glossed over’.
A source said: ‘The script is in the final stages and producers are looking for their leading man. Theo’s name is the one on everyone’s lips. He would be perfect for the part. This is George’s story, warts and all.’
Michael died in bed at his home in Goring-on-Thames, at the age of 53.
In March 2017, a senior coroner in Oxfordshire attributed Michael’s death to dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and a fatty liver