George Michael’s Representative Dismisses Retirement Rumors

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December 17, 2013 | 7:25am EST

A representative for George Michael has dismissed suggestions the pop superstar is about to hang up his microphone after the closure of his website sparked retirement rumors.
The Faith hitmaker has been out of the spotlight since May, when he was hospitalized after falling out of a moving car on a busy motorway near London.
Fans have awaited an update from the star on his social networking sites, but were left shocked when a picture of a closed red curtain appeared on his official webpage on Monday.
The site was also stripped of all links and merchandise, sparking fears he was set to announce his retirement.
However, a representative for Michael insists the singer is actually gearing up for a new project in the New Year, saying, “The curtains will reopen next year.”
The star’s webpage has now been changed to include the message “Exciting news coming in 2014” underneath the red curtains.