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"I've let gay kids down" - George Michael

Fri 13 May 2011 In: International News

George Michael has started work on a new album featuring young, unknown gay and gay-friendly artists, which he says it to make amends for his behaviour. Michael, who came out in 1998 after being arrested in a public toilet in California, has often been the subject of tabloid fodder over his brushes with the law. He was accused of engaging in a sexual act in public in 2006, has been repeatedly arrested for possession of cannabis and last year crashed into a shop front. In announcing a new tour and his plans for a gay collective album Michael said: "I have a serious problem with the fact that every time I made a mistake and every time I let myself down that I was letting young gay kids down." He added "Because they would then witness the homophobia that was thrown me and the language that we use in this country. "I like to think that life is a balance whenever there is something bad, there is something good you can do with it. I have some plans to do things to help gay children."    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Friday, 13th May 2011 - 6:20pm

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