George Michael featured in the “Last Word” column of Q Magazine in its September 2014 issue.
George Michael: the careless whisperer gets the Last Word and reveals how a party round at his with Oasis, Doctor Who and Kate Moss spoiled the Olympics for everybody else.
When was the last time you were clean-shaven?
Oh, God, that’s looking back too far! On the front cover of Young Guns or was it Wham! Rap? One of those early singles.
When was the last time you cried?
When Robbie went to Number 1.
When was the last time someone called you Georgios?
At the last Greek wedding that I went to. Most Greeks like to call me by my Greek name, they think it shows that they know me better than other people.
When was the last time you cooked dinner for someone?
I cooked a roast chicken for [producer and Michael’s childhood friend] David Austin once and I left it in the oven for two days. I still served it to him though.
When was the last time you couldn’t find your way home?
I always find the way home as I’ve got a driver and he’d be sacked if I didn’t. There have been a few occasions (where I couldn’t) but I can’t talk about it.
When was the last time someone mistook you for someone else?
People are always mistaking me for Robert Lamberti. He’s a George Michael lookalike.
When was the last time you DJed at a party?
The last time would be at my Olympics party, which, by the way, was the best party of the last 10 years. We had Muse there, the Spice Girls, Oasis with both Liam and Noel Gallagher, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Kate Hudson and Doctor Who! I think actually ruined the official Olympics party as anyone who was anyone was at my house. Kate Moss and David Austin were the last two standing. By the way, Kate is officially in Wham! right now.
When was the last time someone was rude to you?
That happens on a far too regular basis with my trainer Roli. If he continues with his lip I’ll be getting rid of him!
When was the last time you deleted your browsing history?
Every single day. With the people around me. and all these phone-hacking going on, we all have to be vigilant again.
When was the last time you swore at the telly?
Last Thursday. England against Uruguay. I’m not a yob though.
When was the last time you spoke to Prince William?
[Michael released a cover of Stevie Wonder’s You and I as a wedding gift to William and Kate]
At a party with Princess Diana at Kensington Palace years ago.
When was the last time you got someone’s name embarrassingly wrong?
At [upmarket restaurant] Le Manoir aux Quat Saisons I called [chef] Raymond Blanc [porn baron] Paul Raymond. That was ages ago though and I was a bit pissed.
When was the last time you spoke to Andrew Ridgeley?
Earlier this year. He came round and cooked. We were talking about a Wham! reunion at Glastonbury the fallow year.
When was the last time you did something illegal?
A long time ago.
What was the last thing you’d do if the world was ending?
Get into bed. Spread out my complete collection of Q magazine in front of me and read all my favorite articles.
George Michael’s new single is available now. His Number 1 album, Symphonica, will have a limited edition release on vinyl; from 18 August.
- George Michael Interview on the David Letterman Show (1998)
- George Michael: Why I Quit Drugs (Event Magazine, 2014)
- An Audience with George Michael: Interview with Chris Evans (1996)
- List of Duets and Backup Vocals
- Wham!’s Last Week, Smash Hit Magazine (July 1986)