George Michael Planning Comeback Tour – Report
George Michael is reportedly planning a sensational return to the music industry by planning a comeback tour, four years after last performing live. The music icon has been in touch with insurance companies about touring again, according to Britain’s The Sun newspaper.
“Friends said he was scared and had lost his confidence. But if he’s asking about the logistics of getting back on the road it shows he must be improving,” a source told the publication. “It’s not clear if he’d be planning a major tour but festival slots and one-off appearances look extremely likely. Demand for him as a live act has never wavered.” It was reported last year that the former Wham! star, who was last seen on stage in September 2012, has spent much of his time in rehab. Michael has sold more than 100 million records, but due to the musician canceling gigs over the years, it could prove problematic to get insurance to cover his comeback tour, The Sun added. A spokeswoman for the singer said, “There are no official plans yet.” Michael has yet to address the report on Twitter, with his last post simply promoting his Valentine’s Day playlist on music streaming site Spotify. The “Careless Whisper” hitmaker, who has a history of drug abuse, is said to have been in Switzerland-based treatment facility The Kusnacht Practice since the summer in an attempt to turn his life around and get clean for good.