Michael's Battle With Depression

Pop legend GEORGE MICHAEL was devastated when SIR ELTON JOHN claimed personal issues were killing his career, because he had only recently recovered from depression.

The FAITH hitmaker has battled the illness since the death of his mother LESLEY in 1997, but acknowledges his estranged pal knew nothing of his fragile mental state before speaking out.

He says, "We still haven't really talked about it but we are friends again. He relied on some gossip he had heard about me. But it was extremely inaccurate. He'd heard that I was desperately unhappy. But it was so far from the truth.

"When you have spent years suffering from depression, like I have, then fought your way out of it, it's awful for someone to say you're in a bad way.

"I fought depression for years because I reacted to my mother's death so badly.

"Elton hadn't seen me for two years and I was angry that my fans all thought there was something wrong with me when there wasn't.

"But all is forgiven now."


Contactmusic

Tags: George Michael - Elton John


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

"Fifty Shades Of Grey Trailer" Reaches Viral Status: Most Watched Trailer Of 2014

If you’re not a Fifty Shades of Grey fan, that’s ok, apparently the...

Actors That Just Can't Stand The Sight of Each Other

Recently, Freddie Prinze Jr. revealed that he thought Kiefer Sutherland was ‘the most...

Actors That Just Can't Stand The Sight of Each Other

Introducing Magic, The Band Behind This Summer's Hit, 'Rude'

You've heard the song on the radio. People are humming it anywhere...

Introducing Magic, The Band Behind This Summer's Hit, 'Rude'

Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj Link Up For 'Bang Bang' Single

What happens when three of the biggest names in pop music all have...

Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj Link Up For 'Bang Bang' Single

Everybody Wants A Piece of Chris Pratt, Guardian of The Galaxy

It’s been a well-documented rise to fame for Chris Pratt – the guy who used...

Everybody Wants A Piece of Chris Pratt, Guardian of The Galaxy

The Best Movie Trailers To Emerge From Comic-Con 2014

The San Diego Comic-Con may be over but the buzz surrounding its contents is only just...

The Best Movie Trailers To Emerge From Comic-Con 2014
Advertisement

Sharks And Absurdity Descend On NYC In "Sharknado 2: The Second One"

As unfortunate as the idea of Sharknado 2 sounds, it’s happening. Let that...

Tara Reid - Sharks And Absurdity Descend On NYC In

Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber Scuffle

Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber are reported to have clashed on a night out on the island of Ibiza...

Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber Scuffle

Chris Martin And Gwyneth Paltrow Spotted Together At Film

Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow were seen together at a movie screening on Monday...

Chris Martin And Gwyneth Paltrow Spotted Together At Film


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

George Michael Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on George Michael

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All