Here’s George Michael’s new video for White Light featuring Kate Moss.
The single and video is inspired by Michael’s battle with pneumonia, which landed him in the hospital and left the singer fighting for his life late last year.
During an interview, Michael said the severity of the illness could have been avoided if he had followed advice to have a health check weeks earlier.
Already forced to cancel a show at at the Royal Albert Hall after his temperature and heart rate shot up, Michael shrugged off advice to get examined, assuming he had got over it.
‘I cancelled that show but didn’t get myself checked out. I took it for granted that I’d just fought off flu.
‘I went and played for another three weeks in Europe. And then one afternoon I was having lunch and suddenly felt really odd and said to everyone that I need to go and lay down for half an hour on my own.
‘And that’s the last thing I remember for five weeks. It was three weeks of them trying to save my life and two weeks awake.
‘I literally had to learn to walk again and weird stuff, because when they keep you sedated for that long your muscles literally atrophy at an incredible rate. And I just woke up like this feeble old man.’
So so glad he pulled through and he’s still here with us to make music. Let me know what you think of the video! I can tell you he still sounds great, and that’s after going through a tremendous amount (including a tracheotomy).
Say what you want, dude is badass. He almost died, came out of it (with an accent that wasn’t his) learned how to walk and talk again (with his accent) and is singing again…in a matter of months. All of course while evil people were praying for him to die. Rock on George. Rock on.