George Michael made headlines around the world when he was arrested for performing a lewd act on a police officer in a public toilet. The Wham! superstar was arrested over the incident in a public toilet on an undercover officer in 1998 in Los Angeles. As the fall-out from his actions made front pages on both sides of the Atlantic, the singer seemed to hint it had all been so he could let the world know he was gay without having to publicly “come out”. George had been under pressure for years as rumours about his sexuality refused to go away. However, in the years that followed that fateful night in Will Rogers Park, which was just across the road from the Beverly Hills Hotel, where he was staying, the Careless Whisper crooner admitted a far more heartbreaking reason for his actions. In the years leading up to his arrest, George had been dealt two devastating blows. First his first love Anselmo Feleppa died from AIDS in 1993. They just four years later his beloved mum Lesley lost her battle against breast cancer. Following these tragic events, Last Christmas singer George claimed his arrest was “a desperate attempt to make… Read full this story
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