George Michael admits Kenny split
Published 22/08/2011 | 22:22
George Michael has admitted he and Kenny Goss have broken up - just months after denying rumours of a split.
The star told fans at the start of his latest tour that in "truth" he and Goss had not been together for two and a half years.
He said his love life has been a lot more turbulent than he has admitted publicly.
The disclosure comes after Michael took to Twitter and went on live TV in March to say rumours of a split were "lies".
He told fans a sell-out concert at the Prague State Opera House: "My battles with substances are very well documented."
But he said Goss had had his own battles since his parents died seven or eight years ago, mainly with alcohol.
"In truth, Kenny and I have not been together for two and a half years," he told fans, his voice breaking.
He said he loved Goss, adding he was sorry for any pain he had caused his former partner.
The singer said he thought it was better to be honest about the real situation, adding: "This man has brought me a lot of joy and a lot of pain.
Michael also paid tribute to singer Amy Winehouse, who died last month. He said it was unbelievably sad there would be no more music from her.