George Michael has been doing quite a few interviews this week. George Michael’s interview with London’s LBC radio station is available here. Below is a quick recap of some of the things he has been talking about.
George Michael revealed his mom encouraged him to fight for his life while he was in the hospital with pneumonia, he said during an interview for UK TV show Lorraine.
“I would like to focus on the fantastic good fortune I had in dodging the bullet, as it were,” he said. “In that strange place between life and death I was definitely feeling my mother kind of basically saying, ‘Don’t you dare come and meet me yet, I am not ready and you are not ready.’”
George explained why Kate Moss was his choice for the woman who saves his life in the “White Light” video.
“I wanted someone who would represent the most beautiful woman in the world,” he said. “and as far as I am concerned that is how I remember my mother, as being the most beautiful woman in the world. In a strange way, Kate represents my mother, you know.
“White Light is my way of thanking fate and my fans all at once, I suppose.”
George Michael talked about Rupert Murdoch, saying: “I’m delighted that the man has lived long enough to see what’s happened because I’ve actually been on Murdoch Watch since I was about 19, honestly, watching this man, believing he was truly the most evil character on the planet, and that he had worked his way through the media to become the most powerful yet unelected man in the world.”
On London’s Heart 106.2 on Thursday, George Michael said of his first meeting with Madonna: “I will tell you the first time we ever met, we were both in this club in L.A. and it was very like being at the school canteen.
“Basically somebody came over to my table and said ‘Madonna would really like to meet you’… (I thought) that’d be nice, cheeky cow. I proceeded to follow this woman over to Madonna’s table where she was talking to Kevin Bacon at the time and I stood there and she just ignored me, which is kind of what you do at school when you fancy someone isn’t it? You pretend not to like them.
“She didn’t try to seduce me, no… I didn’t stand there for very long!”
George Michael revealed his dream of making his songs into a stage show during his interview with London’s Heart 106.2 radio station, and told listeners he is looking for a “good writer” to collaborate with on a musical.
He says, “I’m considering it right now actually, for the first time ever. I don’t know if it’s related to what I went through last year, but I’m considering it for the first time, handing my material over to some very good writer and finding a great storyline because so many people want it and it’s obviously a no-brainer in terms of whether I think it would do well.
“It would be a George Michael catalog and it would include a couple of Wham! things.”