At the opening night of his Symphonica Tour in Prague, George Michael didn't just bring the hits, he brought the tears, an emotional confession, and a brand new song. The pop star admitted that due to ongoing (and very well-publicized) troubles with drugs and alcohol, he and his longtime partner Kenny Goss have been separated for nearly two and a half years.
Michael told the audience:
"I'm so sorry for any pain that I've caused him or that he's caused back. So sorry that things have worked out the way they have...All I can say is that I love him very much but sometimes people really should know when their demons are more interested in each other than they are. This man has brought me a lot of joy and a lot of pain as is the case in so many relationships, but I just wanted to focus time to be honest about that...My love life is a little more turbulent that I have let on..."
Then Michael launched into a new song, "Where I Hope You Are," which he dedicated to Goss: