Sunday, May 26, 2024

George Michael Says He’s Ok And Not Dying from Crack Addiction


A careless whisper has brought Wham singer George Michael out of hiding onto Twitter. Michael Tweeted today that despite a report in the UK Press, he is not dying from crack addiction.

Michael wrote: “To my lovelies, do not believe this rubbish in the papers today by someone I don’t know anymore and haven’t seen for nearly 18 years…”

Michael added: “I am perfectly fine and enjoyed Wimbledon like the rest of you. Wish it went to 5 sets though!…”

His first Tweets in some time (just a couple recently, and then nothing for about a year) caused newly minted star Sam Smith to exchange greetings with him.

Michael’s cousin’s wife told the Sun, a UK tabloid: ‘He was smoking crack. Before he went away he was he got to the point where he would be shaking, saying, “I need it.” The paper used a picture of Jackie and her husband, George’s first cousin, from 1998. Haha.

Making money off of George Michael by selling stories to tabloids is an easy business. The singer has had numerous drug arrests, has been in and out of rehab, and is scarcely seen. He released a new album last year called “Symphonica,” but it didn’t sell too well. He toured only in Europe, and didn’t do promotion in the US.

In June, Michael’s reps denied a report from a German tabloid saying he was in a very expensive Swiss rehab clinic.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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