George Michael: “My life was a waste of time”
In the new documentary called ‘George Michael: Freedom’, which will air on October 16, George Michael remarked that his life had “all been a waste of time, a waste of effort”. The late singer edited and directed the documentary, he was working on it just 48 hours before his death aged 53 on Christmas Day 2016.
The film has been co-directed by Michael’s manager David Austin, who added in – after Michael’s death – an archive clip from an MTV interview with the star, where he was asked how he would like to be remembered.
“You mean what would I like written on my grave?” he replies. “Great songwriter. And I hope that people think of me as someone who had some kind of integrity. I hope I’m remembered for that, in a way.”
“[But that’s] very unlikely,” he adds, while laughing. “I think it’s all been a waste of time, a waste of effort.”
The star-studded Channel 4 documentary tells the story of his music, love life and battles with fame. In the film the singer also said he felt ‘picked on by God’ after his lover Anselmo Feleppa was diagnosed with AIDS and his mother with cancer; both would die in the space of five years.
There are also lots of famous friends and fans who appear in the project, such as Kate Moss, Elton John and James Corden. As regards Fadi Fawaz, the lover who found his body in their London home, he has been snubbed from the final cut.