Sick Michael Sorry For Gig Cancellation

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October 27, 2011 | 11:25am EST

George Michael has apologized to fans for pulling out of a concert in London on Wednesday, revealing he battled through a bad back to stage the previous night’s show at the Royal Albert Hall.
The Careless Whisper singer performed a homecoming gig in the U.K. capital on Tuesday but axed a second show in order to recover from a viral infection.

Michael has opened up about his health issues, telling fans he was close to pulling out of the first concert after injuring his back.

In a series of posts on his page, he writes, “London, I am truly sorry about last night, but I had performed on Tuesday with my back in spasm and a splitting headache… Without a doubt the most difficult show of my life, but London you were wonderful to me.

“Have no doubt, I will reschedule last night’s show, please keep those tickets. I’ve worked through colds before on tour because it’s such a horrific thought that people turn up and are turned away.

“The guilt is overwhelming, but this time I had absolutely no choice. Was feverish yesterday but feeling better today.”

Michael is next scheduled to perform at the Royal Albert Hall on Friday.