The WAKE ME UP BEFORE YOU GO-GO star was relieved when he parted ways with his Wham! colleague ANDREW RIDGELEY in 1986.
He says, "My depression at the end of Wham! was because I was beginning to realise I was gay, not bi(-sexual).
"I felt cornered by my own ambition. I didn't have the self-control to restrain my ego, but I knew it was leading me further and further towards an explosive end.
"I was becoming absolutely massively popular as a heterosexual male. And... I was gay."