Michael bashes Bush
13:30 25 September 2006
George Michael bashed US President George Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair as he performed live for the first time in 15 years.
As he sang 'Shoot The Dog' an enormous balloon depicting a caricature of the US leader rose from the stage floor.
George unzipped the blown-up figure's trousers - to reveal a British bulldog draped in a Union Jack, nuzzling on "Bush's" groin.
The incident, which received the loudest cheer of the evening, happened as the 'Careless Whisper' singer wowed thousands of fans at Barcelona's Palau Sant Jordi on Saturday (23.09.06), at the start of his '25 Live' European tour.
The legendary star entertained the audience with his biggest solo and Wham! hits.
The 43-year-old, who has been dogged by drug and sex claims in recent months, said he was thrilled to be singing to a live audience again.
He said: "I've forgotten what it feels like and I'm really excited."
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