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March 19, 2014

Wham! singer says unlike the popular phrase these days, after he came out life did not 'get better'

George Michael has dated a man for 13 years, was caught cruising, and looked like this in the 80s.

But that has still not convinced some of his family members who still think he might one day ‘find the right girl’.

The ‘Careless Whisper’ hitmaker came out as gay back in 1998 and has lived openly ever since.

But the 50-year-old says some relatives simply refuse to believe it.

Speaking to the BBC, Michael said: ‘For some strange reason, my gay life didn't get easier when I came out. Quite the opposite happened, really.

March 17, 2014

Wham singer slams EastEnders for its treatment of gay characters and reveals he has been off cannabis for at least a year-and-a-half

Gay singer George Michael has revealed how fame nearly sent him mad.

The British Wham singer also said he has stopped his drug-taking lifestyle and not used cannabis for ‘well over a year-and-a-half’.

The 50-year-old has said recent health scares and time spent in prison shocked him into changing his life.

Speaking to The Big Issue, Michael was asked about how he felt the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton – wife to Prince William – was doing as he was a good friend of the late Princess Diana.

March 17, 2014

Wham singer slams EastEnders for its treatment of gay characters and reveals he has been off cannabis for at least a year-and-a-half

Gay singer George Michael has revealed how fame nearly sent him mad.

The British Wham singer also said he has stopped his drug-taking lifestyle and not used cannabis for ‘well over a year-and-a-half’.

The 50-year-old has said recent health scares and time spent in prison shocked him into changing his life.

Speaking to The Big Issue, Michael was asked about how he felt the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton – wife to Prince William – was doing as he was a good friend of the late Princess Diana.

February 4, 2014

Song is from is singer's forthcoming new album entitled Symphonica which goes on sale next month

George Michael is finally back with some new music.

Well, not exactly new but new for him anyway.

The singer has just released his version of the song Let Her Down Easy which was a big hit previously for Terence Trent D’Arby in 1993.

It is the lead single from Michael's forthcoming album Symphonica which will be out on 17 May. It is a collection of both standards and re-worked versions of his own tunes.

The album was recorded while Michael was on a concert tour of the same name in 2011 and 2012. It is produced by Michael and the late legendary music producer Phil Ramone.

February 4, 2014

Song is from is singer's forthcoming new album entitled Symphonica which goes on sale next month

George Michael is finally back with some new music.

Well, not exactly new but new for him anyway.

The singer has just released his version of the song Let Her Down Easy which was a big hit previously for Terence Trent D’Arby in 1993.

It is the lead single from Michael's forthcoming album Symphonica which will be out on 17 May. It is a collection of both standards and re-worked versions of his own tunes.

The album was recorded while Michael was on a concert tour of the same name in 2011 and 2012. It is produced by Michael and the late legendary music producer Phil Ramone.

January 21, 2014

Symphonica, just his sixth solo album, will be released in March

George Michael, who began his solo career 27 years ago, announced Monday (20 January) that he is releasing a new album entitled Symphonica on 17 March.

It will be just his sixth solo album and is produced by Michael and the late legendary music producer Phil Ramone.

The album was recorded while Michael was on a concert tour of the same name in 2011 and 2012.

On the same day as the album's release, the lead single Let Her Down Easy will be available on iTunes and other digital platforms.

January 21, 2014

Symphonica, just his sixth solo album, will be released in March

George Michael, who began his solo career 27 years ago, announced Monday (20 January) that he is releasing a new album entitled Symphonica on 17 March.

It will be just his sixth solo album and is produced by Michael and the late legendary music producer Phil Ramone.

The album was recorded while Michael was on a concert tour of the same name in 2011 and 2012.

On the same day as the album's release, the lead single Let Her Down Easy will be available on iTunes and other digital platforms.

May 21, 2013

Eyewitness claims he saw 'Careless Whisper' singer tumble out of a car at 70mph on a busy British motorway

British gay singer George Michael is lucky he didn’t die, according to a woman who witnessed his car accident.

The ‘Careless Whisper singer fell from the passenger seat onto the third lane of a busy motorway.

The 49-year-old was airlifted to hospital with a head injury following the accident last week, although his publicist attempted to pass his injuries off as ‘superficial cuts and bruises’.

Witness Katherine Fox was driving behind Michael’s car when he tumbled out, she hit her brakes and skidded to a halt.

May 17, 2013

British gay pop singer George Michael was a passenger in a car which crashed during the evening rush-hour

Gay pop singer George Michael has been involved in a car crash on Britain’s M1.

An air ambulance, and other medics, were called to the incident which happened at 5.50pm yesterday (16 May) near the motorway’s (freeway) junction with the M25, the main ring-road around London.

Michael, 49, was a passenger in the car.

A statement from his publicist sent to GSN and other media said: ‘George Michael was a passenger in a vehicle involved in a traffic accident yesterday evening, no third party was involved.

May 17, 2013

British gay pop singer George Michael was a passenger in a car which crashed during the evening rush-hour

Gay pop singer George Michael has been involved in a car crash on Britain’s M1.

An air ambulance, and other medics, were called to the incident which happened at 5.50pm yesterday (16 May) near the motorway’s (freeway) junction with the M25, the main ring-road around London.

Michael, 49, was a passenger in the car.

A statement from his publicist sent to GSN and other media said: ‘George Michael was a passenger in a vehicle involved in a traffic accident yesterday evening, no third party was involved.

May 10, 2013

A group of community leaders meet in South London’s clubbing district Vauxhall to discuss the drug GHB, and its relationship to clubbing and the gay community

In 2012, Gay Star News reported at least three separate deaths in the months of July, August and October where gay men died of suspected drug overdose in clubs and sex saunas.

April 8, 2013

British gay singer has returned to the UK after allegedly secretly spending two months in an Australian rehab clinic

British gay singer George Michael has returned to UK after reportedly spending two months in rehab for ‘emotional anxiety’.

The 'Faith' singer secretly checked into The Sanctuary clinic in Byron Bay, New South Wales, the Metro reports.

A statement from the singer’s spokesperson said: ‘There is no truth in the rumor circulating on Twitter about George Michael. George Michael is perfectly fine.’

April 8, 2013

British gay singer has returned to the UK after allegedly secretly spending two months in an Australian rehab clinic

British gay singer George Michael has returned to UK after reportedly spending two months in rehab for ‘emotional anxiety’.

The 'Faith' singer secretly checked into The Sanctuary clinic in Byron Bay, New South Wales, the Metro reports.

A statement from the singer’s spokesperson said: ‘There is no truth in the rumor circulating on Twitter about George Michael. George Michael is perfectly fine.’

December 4, 2012

M People singer and Scissor Sisters frontman to perform at Australia's world-famous Mardigrasland party

British soul singer Heather Small will perform at Australia's biggest gay pride festival, Sydney Mardi Gras.

The star who fronted 90s pop group M People will sing some of her greatest hits to fans at the world-famous 'Mardigrasland' party, which has in previous years seen Kylie Minogue, David Guetta, George Michael and Kelly Rowland perform.

September 30, 2012

Gay pop legend's Perth concert will be played by Sir Elton John, celebrating 40 years of Rocket Man

Gay pop legend George Michael has cancelled the Australian leg of his tour, revealing to fans he is battling ‘major anxiety’.

The ‘White Light’ singer, who suffered a severe case of pneumonia, announced the news in a statement on his website.

He said: ‘Since last year’s illness I have tried in vain to work my way through the trauma that the doctors who saved my life warned me I would experience.

‘They recommended complete rest and the type of post-traumatic counseling which is available in cases like mine.

September 30, 2012

Gay pop legend's Perth concert will be played by Sir Elton John, celebrating 40 years of Rocket Man

Gay pop legend George Michael has cancelled the Australian leg of his tour, revealing to fans he is battling ‘major anxiety’.

The ‘White Light’ singer, who suffered a severe case of pneumonia, announced the news in a statement on his website.

He said: ‘Since last year’s illness I have tried in vain to work my way through the trauma that the doctors who saved my life warned me I would experience.

‘They recommended complete rest and the type of post-traumatic counseling which is available in cases like mine.

August 12, 2012

London closes 2012 Summer Olympic games with a celebration of British music talent including top gay and bisexual names

Gay pop stars George Michael, Jessie J and Neil Tennant were part of the line-up of British singing talent given the honor of closing the London 2012 Olympics today (12 August).

Tennant, half of 80s pop group Pet Shop Boys with Chris Lowe, performed their classic West End Girls as part of a medley of music celebrating London. The scene was set a backdrop of the UK capital’s famous landmarks, covered in newsprint with celebrated quotes from British literature.

August 12, 2012

London closes 2012 Summer Olympic games with a celebration of British music talent including top gay and bisexual names

Gay pop stars George Michael, Jessie J and Neil Tennant were part of the line-up of British singing talent given the honor of closing the London 2012 Olympics today (12 August).

Tennant, half of 80s pop group Pet Shop Boys with Chris Lowe, performed their classic West End Girls as part of a medley of music celebrating London. The scene was set a backdrop of the UK capital’s famous landmarks, covered in newsprint with celebrated quotes from British literature.

August 7, 2012

Gay pop star George Michael to join One Direction and Spice Girls at Olympic Closing Ceremony

British gay pop star George Michael is to perform at the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games on Sunday (12 August).

Michael has just confirmed the rumors that he will take part in the ceremony, which sees the extinguishing of the Olympic flame, on Twitter.

He told Twitter followers: ‘Spending most of the next week rehearsing like crazy for the Olympic Closing Ceremony.’

July 18, 2012

The gay pop icon reveals he awoke from coma speaking in a different accent, and had to learn how to walk again

The first words out of George Michael's mouth when he awoke from his coma last year were: 'I'm king of the world'.

Stranger than the remark was the accent he spoke in.

According to Michael, 48, he spoke in a West Country accent for two days after waking from the coma.

'There's nothing wrong with a West Country accent,' said Michael, 'but it's a bit weird when you're from North London'.

Such is the severity of the singer's health condition last year.

July 18, 2012

The gay pop icon reveals he awoke from coma speaking in a different accent, and had to learn how to walk again

The first words out of George Michael's mouth when he awoke from his coma last year were: 'I'm king of the world'.

Stranger than the remark was the accent he spoke in.

According to Michael, 48, he spoke in a West Country accent for two days after waking from the coma.

'There's nothing wrong with a West Country accent,' said Michael, 'but it's a bit weird when you're from North London'.

Such is the severity of the singer's health condition last year.

July 6, 2012

Wham! star reveals teasers for his new music video involving a life saving act by supermodel Kate Moss

Gay pop legend George Michael has released teasers from his new music video, in which his life is saved by supermodel Kate Moss.

Entertainment website Digitalspy reported the teaser stills and confirmed Moss will appear in the video for White Light.

July 6, 2012

Wham! star reveals teasers for his new music video involving a life saving act by supermodel Kate Moss

Gay pop legend George Michael has released teasers from his new music video, in which his life is saved by supermodel Kate Moss.

Entertainment website Digitalspy reported the teaser stills and confirmed Moss will appear in the video for White Light.

July 5, 2012

Liz Bingham, partner at global professional services firm Ernst & Young, wants the best companies to do even more on LGBT rights

Firms must continue to push for better workplaces for LGBT people, even in countries where it looks like the job has been done.

That was the message from Liz Bingham, managing partner for people at Ernst & Young, one of the world’s leading professional services firms, as she addressed the Global LGBT Workplace Summit in London today.