George blames Elton
13:30 21 April 2006
George Michael has blasted Elton John for stirring up rumours his life is in free-fall.
The former Wham singer - whose private life has come under intense scrutiny since he was found slumped at the wheel of his car last month - has hit out at his former friend accusing him of whipping up a "soap opera" around him.
Michael's fury was sparked after Elton revealed in a 2004 interview that "George was in a bad place" and that there appeared to be "deep rooted unhappiness in his life".
The superstar singer - who also crashed his car this week - told British TV chat show host Michael Parkinson: "My soap opera life launched from that. Elton said I was really miserable and from that point I've been trying to prove that I'm not."
The 42-year-old also opened his heart about the death of his mother and told Parkinson he was left depressed after former partner Anselmo Feleppa died.
However, despite his recent mishaps, Michael - who this week announced his first tour in 15 years - claims he has never felt better and plans to 'marry' long-term partner Kenny Goss.
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