George Michael is more wary following illness. The English singer songwriter admits he no longer feels as ”safe” as he used to. The blue eyed soul singer of Careless Whisper just last month collapsed at his London home. This reportedly has been his second time in lat months as he almost lost his life when he became stricken with acute pneumonia in December 2011 and admits this experience has changed him. Speaking before his recent illness, he said:
”It almost killed me. On a subconscious level it was very frightening and I’ll probably never feel quite as safe again. But oh my God, I was just so grateful to come out alive and very happy to get back to my home in London.”
He is also astonished by the length of his career as he feels fans connect with him because of his ”genuine” desire to make an artistic statement. Asked the secret to his longevity, he said in an interview:
”I think it’s heart. It’s the desire to communicate genuinely, rather than a desire to show off and make a bit of money.
”I always had a strong intent to be direct and emotional with my songs, and that’s never left me. When music comes from the heart it’s as much an artistic statement as a painting or a book.
‘To have had such a long and successful career, well – it’s every artist’s dream, isn’t it?
”And I don’t know how it happened, I really don’t. Maybe it’s because people can still sense my energy and my desire to make the best music that I possibly can. Who knows?”