Noted weed lover George Michael has reportedly just wrapped up some splendour in the grass after completing a 2-month stint in Australian luxury drug and alcohol rehab clinic Sanctuary, located in Byron Bay.
According to The Sun, Michael sought treatment for emotional anxiety and various other health concerns. The UK newspaper also states that the 49-year-old singer’s partner Fadi Fawaz stayed with Michael at one of facilities’ luxury houses, which cost over AU$40,000 per week, though Metro reports that Fawaz was in the country to visit his mother who lives in Queensland.
The stay in rehab may explain Michael’s absence from the public domain recently, which last month led to a spokesperson for Michael having to deny rumours that the singer had died. Last September Michael cancelled his Australian tour due to suffering from “major anxiety”.
Taking to his official website, Michael explained that the music he sought solace in was no longer enough to treat his various aliments:
“I’m afraid I believed (wrongly) that making music and getting out there to perform for the audiences that bring me such joy would be therapy enough in itself.
“Unfortunately I seriously underestimated how difficult this year would be and although I was right to believe that the shows would bring me great happiness and that my voice would recover completely (I truly think that some of my recent performances have been my best ever) I was wrong to think I could work my way through the major anxiety that has plagued me since I left Austria last December.”
I mean, we may as well just say it.