Ge­orge tells song crit­ics to ‘f*** off’

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GE­ORGE Michael has hit back at criticism that he cashed in on the Olympics by us­ing the clos­ing cer­e­mony as the launchpad for his new sin­gle.

In a mes­sage to his fans, he said: “I don’t re­gret it.”

Ge­orge ( above) raised eye­brows dur­ing the show­piece event when he per­formed new track White Light when other artists were draw­ing on their big­gest hits for the mu­sic spec­tac­u­lar, viewed world­wide.

The song is his first new ma­te­rial since he was fight­ing for life last year af­ter con­tract­ing pneu­mo­nia, and was in­spired by his health woes.

Ge­orge’s use of the high pro­file event seems to have paid div­i­dends as he looks likely to reg­is­ter his first Top 10 hit for eight years when the sin­gles charts is un­veiled this week­end.

In a Twit­ter mes­sage, he said: “Had a great time at the clos­ing! Hope you’re not both­ered by the press re­ports of my ‘pro­mo­tion’. Join me in telling them to f*** off. It was my one chance on TV to thank you for your loy­alty and prayers.”

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