PRAGUE, Czech Republic, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- English pop star George Michael said he and partner Kenny Goss split years ago and their relationship is over despite what he has said to the contrary.
Michael, 48, made the announcement Monday at the Prague State Opera House opening night of his "Symphonica: The Orchestral Tour," the Los Angeles Times reported.
"Kenny and I haven't been together for two and a half years. My love life has been a lot more turbulent than I've let on," Michael said. "This man has brought me a lot of joy and a lot of pain."
Michael said the split was due to Goss' battle with alcohol since the death of his parents.
The pop singer has been arrested twice for marijuana-related driving under the influence charges and spent four weeks in prison for one of the charges, the Times said.
The Dallas businessman and Michael were together since the 1990s. They founded the Goss-Michael Foundation in Dallas which exhibited contemporary British art.