George Michael admits 'turbulent' Kenny Goss relationship is over
George Michael and longtime partner Kenny Goss have indeed broken up, with the singer admitting the split after months spent denying rumors and careless whispers that they'd gone their separate ways.
The "Faith" singer 'fessed up Monday to the audience at the opening night of his "Symphonica: The Orchestral Tour" at the Prague State Opera House.
"It's time to be honest," Michael said of his relationship with the businessman, which began in the mid-1990s.
"Kenny and I haven't been together for two and a half years," the 48-year-old announced when he dedicated his new song, "Where I Hope You Are," to his former partner. They split, he said, in part because of Goss' longtime struggle with alcohol addiction after his parents died.
"My love life has been a lot more turbulent than I've let on," Michael added. "This man has brought me a lot of joy and a lot of pain."
Together, Goss and the former Wham! singer founded the Dallas-based Goss-Michael Foundation, which exhibits British contemporary art.
During the concert, Michael also paid tribute to Amy Winehouse, saying the late singer was the only British artist to have left him in awe during his three-decade career.
-- Nardine Saad
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Photo: Kenny Goss, left, and George Michael in December 2005. Credit: Junko Kimura / Getty Images