Singer re­hab claim ‘ rub­bish’

Townsville Bulletin - - LIFESTYLE -

BRI­TISH pop vet­eran Ge­orge Michael has reached out to fans online to dis­miss re­ports sug­gest­ing he is in re­hab bat­tling an ad­dic­tion to crack co­caine, brand­ing the al­le­ga­tions “rub­bish”.

Michael was ini­tially ru­moured to have checked in to the Kus­nacht Prac­tice treat­ment fa­cil­ity in Switzer­land in June, but his rep­re­sen­ta­tive de­nied the claims at the time, in­sist­ing the singer was sim­ply en­joy­ing an ex­tended hol­i­day in Europe.

Michael hit head­lines again on Sun­day af­ter Jackie Ge­or­giou, the wife of the singer’s sec­ond cousin An­dros, al­leged the fam­ily had re­cently vis­ited the star in re­hab, telling Bri­tain’s The Sun news­pa­per he was a “be­wil­dered, drug- ad­dled wreck”.

But Michael in­sists he is do­ing well and hasn’t been in con­tact with the ex­tended fam­ily rel­a­tive in al­most two decades.

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