George Michael says he will work with gay artists on his next album.

“I’m looking to work with gay and gay-friendly artists,” the pop legend told The Independent in an interview to promote his forthcoming European tour.

“It will be a gay collective with some songs sung by myself and some songs by unknown gay artists.

“I have a serious problem with the fact that every time I made a big mistake, I definitely felt I was letting young gay people down because of the homophobia that was thrown at me and the wording of that homophobia.

“I am going to try and make up for some of the damage that I have inadvertently caused just by making myself so newsworthy and putting myself on the back foot … where there was no room or space to defend gay children from some of that language.”

George’s Symphonica Tour kicks off in Prague on August 22. As yet there are no plans to bring the extravaganza to Australia.

Check out the ’80s hitmaker talking about his tour and next gay-friendly album in a press conference clip, below.

Via Pop In Stereo.

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