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George Michael Cancels Australia Tour Dates Over “Major Anxiety”

george-michaelOut pop singer George Michael announced he was cancelling the Australian leg of his current world tour, because of remaining anxiety from his life-threatening bout with pneumonia.

In a statement on his website, the pop star, 49 said:

“I have today announced the cancellation of the shows in Australia which breaks my heart.

By way of explanation all I can say at this time is that 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 counselling which is available in cases like mine but I’m afraid I believed (wrongly) that making music and getting out there to perform for the audiences that bring me such joy would be therapy enough in itself.

Unfortunately I seriously underestimated how difficult this year would be and although I was right to believe that the shows would bring me great happiness and that my voice would recover completely (I truly think that some of my recent performances have been my best ever) I was wrong to think I could work my way through the major anxiety that has plagued me since I left Austria last December.”

Michael, who played last month at the London Olympics, was to open the Perth Arena on November 10. Elton John has stepped up to take Michael’s two dates.

 

 

By:           Dan Avery
On:           Oct 1, 2012
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  • 4 Comments
    • BritAus
      BritAus

      Hope he’s ok … even though I wasn’t able to get a ticket, I hope he pulls through and is able to make it up to those who did.

      Oct 1, 2012 at 9:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dvlaries
      dvlaries

      Is he still with porn star Isaac Mazar or are they split up?

      Oct 1, 2012 at 4:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Matt
      Matt

      He’s got lots of probs and most of them he brings on himself.

      Oct 1, 2012 at 6:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rockery
      Rockery

      I have to say as a child I love his music and still do (kind of) He has the best male voice of all time that is for sure, I don’t see him in concert or anything but I would

      Oct 1, 2012 at 10:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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