Michael's Careless cruising
13:30 24 July 2006
George Michael has been caught prowling for gay sex in a London park.
The 'Careless Whisper' singer was photographed emerging dishevelled from Hampstead Heath woods at 3am moments after having sex with a man, identified by Britain's News of the World newspaper as jobless 58-year-old Norman Kirtland.
When Michael, 43, realised his illegal "cruising" had been caught on camera, he fumed: "I don't believe it, f*** off! If you put those pictures in the paper I'll sue!"
The openly gay star - who reportedly spent two hours roaming Hampstead Heath on Tuesday morning (18.09.06) before approaching Kirtland - then tried to justify his wild antics.
He screamed: "Are you gay? No? Then f*** off! This is my culture!
"I'm not doing anything illegal. The police don't even come up here anymore. I'm a free man, I can do whatever I want. I'm not harming anyone."
Kirtland later revealed details about his sexual encounter with Michael, but insisted he didn't even recognise the superstar at first.
He said: "We just started kissing. He did it very well. That was one of his major points. Then it was fondling and mutual pleasuring. It wasn't full sex but it was fantastic."
He added: "I admit I was there for sex. But I'm astonished a man as famous as George Michael should even think about doing it. It's potentially so dangerous."
This is not the first time the singer - who is soon to embark on his 50-date comeback tour - has been caught getting his sexual thrills in public.
In 1998, he was arrested for flashing an undercover police officer in a California park toilet, the incident that outed him as a homosexual.
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