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George Michael: My High Times with Gay George

Fiona Russell Powell, Punch, March 1998

George Michael made £50 million as the music businesses ultimate pin-up. It wouldn't do to compromise that by coming out as gay. But his carefully honed image was blown by his very public outing at the hands of an undercover cop. In a damage-limitation TV interview, he insisted that his sexual watershed occurred at the age of 27, but Fiona Russell Powell knows different.

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