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George Michael 'to repay young gay people'

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George Michael has revealed that he feels like he has let down young people for being repeatedly arrested.

The 'Fast Love' singer, who served four weeks of an eight-week jail sentence last year for driving under the influence of drugs and possession of cannabis, explained that his illegal behaviour has sparked homophonic comments.

He told Bang Showbiz: "It's really a matter of thinking what can I do to contribute as a gay man, because I have a serious problem with the fact that every time I would let myself down I felt definitely that I was letting young gay people down, because they would then witness the homophobia that is thrown at me and the wording of that homophobia and the language that is being used.

"So I have some plans to try and do things to help gay kids and I think we're a notoriously bad community at helping our own when it comes to children because we don't have any children.

"So I want to make up for some of the damage that I have done in making myself so newsworthy and putting myself on the back foot enough that there was no room, or space, for me to defend gay children."

Michael also admitted that he wants to assemble a "gay collective" to record his next album but has not revealed who he has in mind to collaborate with him.

He added: "I'm hoping for some pretty amazing guests but none have been confirmed, so don't want to risk saying."

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