George Michael reveals secret split from long-term boyfriend Kenny Goss


Last time we heard from George Michael, it was early May, and he was preparing to launch his latest worldwide tour. For some unknown reason, George had decided that it was the perfect time to become repentant about (a few) of his ways, so he organized a full press conference for the specific reason of apologizing not to the general public for all of the times he endangered the collective welfare while driving drunk and high but, instead, only to gay kids for letting them down. Sure, he had let gay kids down but also society as well, since that’s generally how most of us feel about intoxicated drivers, but whatever. If you so desire a refresher on all of George’s run-ins with the law, here’s a fairly comprehensive look at the matter. At the moment, however, George has fully embarked upon the aforementioned “Symphonica” concert tour and can be seen in these photos arriving for opening night at Prague State Opera in the Czech Republic. When the actual show commenced, however, George decided that he needed to discuss his love life with the audience. Okay:

George Michael says he has split from long-term partner Kenny Goss, partly due to the fallout from Goss’s struggle with alcohol addiction.

The 48-year-old singer — appearing at the Prague State Opera House on the opening night of his “Symphonica” tour – told the audience Monday “Kenny and I haven’t been together for two and a half years.”

“My love life has has been a lot more turbulent than I’ve let on,” he said, dedicating a new song “Where I hope you are” to Goss. “This man has brought me a lot of joy and a lot of pain.”

Michael also honored the late Amy Winehouse, calling her the only British artist to have left him in awe during his 30-year musical career.

The former Wham! singer had previously denied allegations he and Goss had separated, but said Monday: “It’s time to be honest.”

[From HuffPo]

Poor, long-suffering Kenny. Through the years, I always felt for the guy because, for all appearances, he seemed to stand by George no matter what. Also, part of me wants to believe what George is telling his audience from his lofty onstage perch, but he probably has a bit of an agenda of his own too. Certainly, if Kenny was dealing with kicking alcoholism, that would’ve put a hefty strain on the relationship, but it’s not as if George hasn’t been mucking things up quite well with his own drug and alcohol-related issues over the years as well. Not to mention the fact that George himself has been known to engage in random fat 58-year-old guy sex in parks before getting stoned and passing out in his car. That sort of thing usually doesn’t help matters, right?

Obviously, no one really knows what went wrong in George and Kenny’s relationship but themselves, and (speaking through my own history of less-than-perfect romances) they might not even have the full picture either. Perhaps they were co-dependent, or perhaps they had an open relationship. However, if George speaks the truth and they’ve really been broken up for years, it would help explain why he was trolling for strange last year though an iPhone app with the moniker “Back for Wood.” Or maybe George just wanted to provide his audience with an authentic-sounding reason for his sad new love song. In the meantime, George looks healthy in these photos, and he’s drinking a Coke Light. Hopefully, that trend will continue.



Photos courtesy of WENN

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  1. Maja says:

    I just love Georgios! 🙂 He looks great in those pictures. One of the best singers of all times!

  2. mannequin says:

    As much as I adore him, why does George have such an unbecoming haircut?

  3. TQB says:

    Why do i feel like I’ve known this for years? I guess I must have always seen the break up reports and missed the denials?

    Is Coke Light different from Diet Coke? So many questions; it’s making me tired.

  4. Lila says:

    I second the Coke Light question!

    The coloring on the can, at least what I can see of it, looks the same as the Diet Coke can.

  5. Stubbylove says:

    GM looks great – with that voice/face/body – he’s my gayman fantasy – thank him for being alive and letting us enjoy. The best to him – I hope he’s happy and finds true love.

  6. Ka says:

    I just love him no matter what! I hope I can see his new concert!

  7. Hautie says:

    Why is George not touring the US?? I want to see him live again.

    Oh how I loved him during my College years…

    He would be a perfect concert for Vegas.

    And I would pay those ridiculous prices Vegas charges to see him live. With his orchestra.

  8. Catherine says:

    Well, it was awesome that Kenny stuck around when George had his issues but maybe it wasn’t the best for George’s recovery to be around an alcoholic. Understandable but sad. I wish them both the best and I definitely hope George comes to the states to perform. Highly unlikely though.

  9. City says:

    Coke light is the version of diet coke they have in mexico…I think it has a different formulation than diet coke

  10. Feebee says:

    @hautie and catherine, don’t despair yet. I flew from Chicago to Dublin a few years back for his concert because I thought he’d never tour the US, then he did. Fingers crossed he’ll do it again with the orchestra… $$$ speak.

    It was common knowledge that Kenny had alcohol issues for many years. George’s hijinks must have been a strain on his attempts at recovery as much as the other way round. Can only wish him the best.

    Great to see George looking healthy and hopefully performing at his best.

  11. Anoni Mus says:

    George sings like an angel. I miss his performances and wish he gets it together again.

    @Hautie, yes he should do Vegas!

  12. matt ward says:

    George is an amazing talent. I wish he and Kenny the best!

  13. KLO says:

    I thought they broke up at least a year ago?
    Good for George to have lost some weight.
    I was so sad for him when I saw a special on his last tour and there was some footage of a security guard not wanting to let him in to the venue because he didn’t believe it was George Michael. How frickin embarrassing.

  14. Claire78 says:

    I think they had a very open relationship – don’t know if anyone has read Russell Brand’s book where he is at a party and Kenny is coming on big time to Noel Gallagher who is scared. I don’t think Kenny is entirely squeaky clean either

  15. Claire78 says:

    I also thought they broke up ages ago